Sunday, October 19, 2008

A bike and a haircut


After checking at several bike shops in the neighborhood, we finally found a good deal on a used bike for me to replace my stolen one. My new bike is a Batavus, a Dutch brand. It has a little rust and a few dings, but I hope that will just make it less attractive to thieves. It’s a three-speed, which is nice for getting up those big hills (dikes and bridges) and for speeding down the street. I haven’t been far on it yet, but the forecast is for a nice day tomorrow, and I hope John will join me for a bike ride. We’ve already had a neighbor ask for first chance at buying it when we leave in the spring.

In other news, John just got his annual haircut for 18€ at a place down the street. He looks like a new man. Andrew walked right past him without recognizing him. John’s last haircut was in San Diego before the start of the Baja Ha-Ha. We sure have been a lot of places since then.

1 comment:

Bud said...

Shirlee,
Just catching up on your blog entries. Sounds like you are having fun in Holland. Greg and Kathy are docked and have gone off to see their respective parents. Thanks for the note of encouragement on my blog. I may get back to writing on it one of these days.
Bud