I'm on Craigslist all the time these days. A lot of things catch my eye, but what I'm really hunting for is an old cheap road bike that I can tear apart and build up into a single speed cyclocross bike to leave up north at my parents' place. I should have bought a steel 1989 Nishiki that I saw a week or so back, but I was too late.
So, if anyone has a fifteen year old bike gathering dust in their basement that they want to get rid of, let me know. I ride about a 52 - 54 size road bike usually.
This ad really caught my eye today. A guy wants to trade an engagement ring for a bike. This adds a new wrinkle to that old "is it better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all" riddle.
I.E. is it better to have loved and lost AND wrangled a $3500.00 bike out of it, than to have never loved at all?
This makes me sad. Everyone wants the earth to survive and wants their children to enjoy clean air and clean rivers, but not if it means they have to pay for it personally.
I didn't ride today because it was thunderstorming when I was leaving, and though it has turned into a half decent day, it was supposed to rain all day and thunderstorm again this afternoon. I just couldn't be bothered to ride in that much rain, so I did the full "commute by public transit" thing.
So anyway, I walked to Union Station through a lightning storm, which made me think about going to Astronomy Picture of the Day and checking out what photos they had of lightning.
P.S. - you'll have to click this photo and enlarge it to see the lightning.