Monday, October 10, 2011

Now here's a tribute I can relate to.  It's all a question of scale!

A ranger colleague was browsing Craig's List for bike listings and ran across this one and forwarded it to me.  It made my day -- actually several days!

It comes unsolicited from someone I'll never meet, probably.  I cannot imagine such a serendipitously more delightful tribute from one with nothing to gain.  My name on a bike riding around San Francisco carrying some unsuspecting admirer and fellow-activist, presumably.

I wrote the person who placed the ad to thank him/her for not painting over my name -- wishing I could afford to buy it to set in the middle of my living room with a lace doily draped over the handlebars, just because!

54cm Road Bike - $275 (marina / cow hollow)

Date: 2011-10-04, 10:18PM PDT
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

This awesome bike is on sale because I need the money for rent and it's a little big for me anyway. It's a 54cm vintage american eagle road bike with a rock solid lugged steel frame. No dents or dings but a few chips in the amazing orange color.

The best part of this bike is the artistically crafted lugs, there is even a heart designed in the top tube. The bike is clean, new tires and grip tape. The last owners painted the name Betty Reid onto the side of the bike, named after a powerful civil rights activist of the 60's. Check her out at

Hard to let her go but let me know if you're interested!

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