Reason number 5738 why I love my Social Cycling Club… I won an awesome handmade bike!
A stroke of luck! I went on a bike ride with the Social Cycle Club and we ended up at a Frankenbike event, a monthly event where people can buy, sell, or trade bikes and bike parts. I grabbed a free ticket at the raffle and ended up buying some FANTASTIC blinking LED lights for my frame. Yes, I pimped my ride. National Lampoon’s Christmas would be proud. Avoiding getting hit by a car is no easy task.
So there were people and booths, chaos and bikes everywhere when the raffle winners were being announced so I handed my ticket to a friend as I proceeded to the bar for another round. Lo and behold, in the midst of all the chaos a friend of mine managed to hear my ticket number and as I emerged from the bar and called me up to the front as the WINNER of a brand new hand-built Detroit Bike was announced. ME!
Hooray! It was a 3 speed with internal gear shifter, coaster brakes, and a bike rack from the up and coming shop Detroit Bikes. Light, smooth frame… but a little too big for me. So I donated it to people in need of bikes… like my little brother. This way I can ride with him when I go visit my family and he can take his dogs on longer walks and even ride his bike to work when the weather is nice.