With my B-Day approaching rapido, talk lately at LFoaB HQ has centered around, "What do you want?", "Any ideas on what to get you?", etc...
all of which has me thinking, "What do I need?".
"Not much, I got lots", so it seems to me.
I must declare I have been thinking on a 2nd ride. A ride to accessorize minimally, adorn not muchly, a "Ride It Hard, Lock It, Don't Sweat It, Come Back Outside, If Someone Has Decided To Gark A This Or That Off Of It-Not Be Overly Dark About It, Not Overly Overly Done" type ride.
And here be my list for such a bike [with Pro/Con thinkings too ~my thoughts, so no one get their shorts in a bunch, ok? ok]:
A. Surly Long Haul Trucker or Cross Check:
Inexpensive, won't stand out in these climes, abundantly available... everyone and their Great Aunt Margie has one, TIG, paint choices leave me cold, decals & font not of my liking [however, all that is fixable].
B. Kogswell P/R:
Inexpensive, lotta bang for thy buck [even compared to the Surly], have to decide between 26/650/700 [even though I cannot imagine picking 650 and jumping on that hype-wagon], TIG, not rare nor that common-good... interesting. Probably shoot for 26'inchers.
So there ya go...
Birthday's on the 22nd o' September, so I need to get busy thinking some more.