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This is my bike: #5 in a series

Posted by admin | April 9th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

libby_bike3Once a year my family gets together in Melbourne Beach, Florida for a Smith family reunion. Our days are filled with fishing, surfing, and building things. Usually there are injuries….. occasionally somebody ends up in jail. All in all our reunions are the stuff of legends.There are a lot of very wealthy people here that like to throw away perfectly usable items. My uncles take advantage of this by cruising around on trash night looking for treasure. As a result of these midnight adventures we have amassed a whole fleet of bikes. The shining star of the gang is my beloved Rio Cruz. The salty ocean air has completely rusted her curvy frame. You can tell that once she used to be a brilliant shade of purple. Personally I love the rust. It makes her look like a seasoned pirate among all the shiny new beach cruisers. Her best feature is the rusty basket on her handle bars. A flawless design that fits a 12 pack of High Life like a match made in heaven. When I take her to the nearby dive bar the locals nod in approval at my ride.

All year I dream about coming back here and riding my Rio Cruz. She embodies all that is good in a beach cruiser. I like things with a little history…….and a lot of rust!

3 Responses to “This is my bike: #5 in a series”

  • April 9, 2009 at 6:57 pm | Brooks Jordan says

    Sounds like perfection. (And great photo, yo.)

  • April 9, 2009 at 11:35 pm | suzanne says

    youre my match made in heaven!

  • May 4, 2009 at 12:22 pm | hoon says

    sounds like the recipe for solid family reunions….

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