28 March 2009

My New Bike Rack

Today I purchased a very very expensive bike rack. Back in January, 1998, without any antipation of doing so, I drove north with a friend of mine and bought a really nice red and gray bike rack. I have used it faithfully for the last 12 years, managing to carry my bikes to and from from home to ride start lines in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. Over the years, my old bike rack became stained, some of the functions were beginning to get worn, although it still functioned very well. Why, just last summer, I used that fantastic bike rack in support of the Cascade 1200, and as late as last week, used it to get myself and my bike to the start line for my fifth 200k ride of the calendar year. It's been a great bike rack, but now, it is time for something newer, with a little more pizzazz, if you will. So this week, having spent a lot of time and research, I found a new bike rack that I thought would fill the bill a little better. I did my homework well, thinking that I would really like to get a new bike rack that would last me at least as long as the last one, so decided that if I could, I'd get the same model as the last one, but just a little more tricked out, what with all the new technological advances there have been in the last decade or so. And here's what I came up with:

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