Monday, July 16, 2007

We have an Invader in our home



JR had a birthday gift card from Grandma and Grandpa burning a hole in his pocket, so we went out yesterday and he bought a new bike, the Invader. It's hard to believe the choices nowadays. Why, when I was a kid, it was do you want the Schwinn with or without a buck seat; it came in one speed.

10 comments:

Palm boy said...

And if you weren't lucky enough to have that bike, then you had a rock.
And you had to share it with your brothers.
And, you enjoyed it. :D

Gino said...

in my day, which, to remind you KD, was much later than your day :0), the coolest bike was the 5 speed stingray, or the 10-speed derailer, if you were older.

they dont sell those anymore.

Bike Bubba said...

KD, don't look now, but I do believe that you just bought your son a one speed bike that's almost as good as the Schwinn I had as a kid. :^)

I'm currently riding a 1979 Schwinn 10 speed. Wonderful bike.

Anonymous said...

Your right. The only difference is, instead of a buck seat, they have those pegs. Your buddies have to stand if they want to ride along. Of course, we always had our friends ride on the handle bars anyway.

kd

Gino said...

in CA, cops give tickets to kids who ride double.

the world aint what it used to be...

Anonymous said...

It's like we're living in Russia. Giving tickets to kids on bikes; that just crosses the line. My other peeve is diving boards at pools, you just don't see them anymore. I say we start a commune, and allow doubling on bikes, diving boards, shooting ranges, and anything else that lunatics want to ban from children.

Anonymous said...

dang, I always forget to add my name when I put in comments while I'm not logged in.

KD

Gino said...

yeah, like play cowboys and indians where the indians lose,

playgrounds without rubberized surface, but with real sand for throwing at the girls to get their attention.

that spinning merry go round thing,

and candy cigarettes!

Bike Bubba said...

Riding your bike on the sidewalk is a $110 ticket in Hennepin County. I guess kids need to learn in the middle of the road now? Sounds safe to me.

Anonymous said...

THE BIKE I HAD BEFORE THIS WAS A 21 SPEED MAGNA