Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Goodbye Old Friend

eDLoNNie came up from Lincoln, NE today, picked me up and we motored up to Sioux Falls. There were many reasons for the trip, but the main one was to look at and make sure that my Andy Hampsten Team 7-11 Eddy Merckx would fit him. Well, it did and he loves it...and he bought it.

I'm sad to see it go, I really am. However, I am not into the whole collector scene, and I did know that I didn't want to continue to regularly ride this piece of history. Step in eDLoNNie and his inherent love of classic bikes (and of Eddy Merckx). The bright side to all this is that I have "visitation rights" as we do go to Lincoln to ride for LBL and Schnoctobeerfest.

Seeing how excited eDLoNNie is to have the bike makes it much easier for me to let it go. I know he will pamper the bike much more than I ever did. eL, enjoy it in true CiTy BiLLy fashion!

We met up with many of the CiTy BiLLy NoRTH crew at Monk's House of Ale Repute and then to eat at the Brick House BBQ. Good times were had by all, many stories were told, and a few fine beers were consumed.

1 comment:

eDLoNNiE said...

I already polished her up, changed out the tires, pulled the seatpost & greased it. You will see her at Schnoctobeerfest in all her splendor! K-BiLLy, thanks again & also a big thank you to all the fine folks that hung out last night. I'm tired today, but it was a very good day yesterday.