Friday, May 13, 2011
Fat Tire Cruiser
When I sold my track bike to this kid who drove down from Fresno last week, I was really appreciative of the fact that he went well out of his way to get this bike. Not having raced the velodrome in at least 15 years, I knew I would probably never ride the track again. However, the law of zero sum game means the bike I got rid of needs to be replaced by another bike. Enter this craigslist ad from Thousand Oaks for a Fat Tire cruiser. Yes, T Oaks is 90 miles from Rancho Cucamonga. But just like this kid from Fresno, I drove all those miles for a bike. A used one but still in mint condition, sold by a lady who used to work at New Belgium Brewing Company. This is one heavy cruiser, complete with springer front end, fake gas tank which is actually a compartment for a horn, bike rack and bell with Fat Tire logo. Not quite Pee Wee's bike but close. This one will sit in my living room.