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Trail bicycle or trail bicycle kit?

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Mountain bike: great workout and great for meeting singles

Deciding to buy an online mountain bike was, in many ways, a stupid decision. Nevertheless, I am glad I did it. If I hadn't, I would not have met the love of my life. I live in Portland where owning a trail bicycle is practically a necessity. Almost every single person I know here has two bikes at least. You have to have a road bike or track bike, and another one for off-road riding. Everything revolves around bicycles here. Bike riding is not only an excellent physical activity, but it is also a great way to meet singles in the area. Best of all, there are quite a few excellent bike trails not far from the city. If you have a halfway decent mountain bike, you can get a great workout by doing some of the easier ones. After that, it is only a matter of time until you work your way up to the really difficult trail riding.

Online kit rather then store bike

I knew that I could save a lot of money by buying a trail bicycle kit. The trail bicycles that they sold in the stores were extremely pricey, but the online kits were quite reasonable. The only problem was that you had to assemble them yourself. I did not think that this would be much of a problem. Bicycles are pretty simple things and, like most guys, I always assume that I can figure out how to put anything together. I was in for an unpleasant surprise when I got the mountain bicycle, however. I could not do anything with it. No matter how much I tried, something wouldn't quite fit. Finally, I had to give up. I took it in to the bike shop.

Going to the store to get help

Unfortunately, I couldn't fit the trail bicycle back into its original packaging. I had to carry it in piece by piece, halfway assembled. The women who worked there was not only very knowledgeable and helpful, she was also very pretty. While she was helping me put together the trail bicycle, we got to talking. She offered to take me out on a bicycle trail the very next day. One thing led to another, and soon we were dating. It wasn't long until we fell hopelessly in love. If I hadn't been boneheaded enough to buy that trail bicycle online, it might have never happened. It just goes to show you, sometimes things turn out for the best no matter what you do.
Published: 2007-10-10
Author: Isabelle Chartrand

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