In Denmark, the country runs on the bicycle. Whilst most people have cars or access to cars, they are quite expensive to buy and run so a lot of people choose to just own a bicycle to get around on… which leads to some very interesting bike shapes and illegal carrying solutions for large loads!
Me? Well we live near my parents-in-law who are happy to lend us a car every now and then, so we mostly travel around by bike … and I need mine to cycle to and from the station everyday.
The bike is one I am ‘borrowing’ from my Father-In-Law and it’s old and well-used. I had it serviced a few months ago with a new chain and stuff – it felt so quick like a new bike and I started to really enjoy riding it!
But then, a couple of weeks ago, I noticed my rear tyre was going flat and a little bit worse for wear. I tried to re-inflate it in one of those motorised air pumps available to the public and as soon as I put the nozzle on…
The tyre flat out exploded! Thankfully I was able to be picked up and we took the bike home. Because we went on holiday, we left it in the bike shop for a couple of weeks and I had to borrow Mrs. Goat’s bike. Sadly, her bike seems to be in worse condition to mine and it was really difficult and scary to ride 😦
But in the end it made me appreciate how much I love my rusting piece-of-junk of a bike as when I got it back, it really was like I flew like the wind! Mrs. Goat keeps telling me that we should get new ones – and we will replace hers, but I have grown fond of mine so much I can’t bear to get rid of it!
Funny how that happens eh? 😉