Coming back to St. Louis after my workshop in New Orleans, I ran over to the Ferguson Bicycle Shop one day and discovered this coaster bike. I got the price and was told the color was "grape jelly". I fell in love with it but felt it was out of my price range under the circumstances. Since then, I've looked at others. I love Schwins, and found a few that were a little more reasonable than this one. This "grape jelly" baby kept niggling at me. I've been wanting a coaster bike in France and actually considered purchasing one in Brunssum the last two holidays I was working there, but it just always seemed to complicated.
Finally, I called yesterday and yes...it was still there. Tom drove me over...it was on sale...I rode her around the parkiing lot a few times and now she's mine. Why I torture myself like this, I'll never know. The truth is, she is going to be my main mode of transportation in New Orleans. Having something pretty, comfortable, and exactly what I want is making me look forward to our first spin around the hood and our trial run up the Jefferson Davis Parkway Bike Path to Tulane to get the timing down for future trips. Merry Christmas to this big girl!