Sunday, November 04, 2007

How Many is That?

I'm often asked, "So Jeff...how many bikes do you guys have now?". My reply is always, "I'm not sure...".

Moving to Carson City began today. The first order of business was Operation Bicycle Drop. We filled up a pickup truck, a horse trailer, and a roof rack with bikes, and almost got them all! The bikes have all been delivered to an undisclosed location somewhere in Carson City. We held two bikes back for riding this week (like we're gonna have time, yeah right!). I also have a few derelict bikes out in the back yard that need to find their way to the Reno Bike Project.

So how many bikes are in this picture? Over 20! As bicycle owners, we often joke about how you can never have enough bikes; that the number of bikes one needs is the number you have now plus one, etc. After moving all these things today though, I came to the conclusion that I do have enough bikes. I think I will get rid of a couple before buying anymore!

8 comments:

Tim said...

The hassle of moving a lot of bikes is comparable to a business owner being overwhelmed with customers.

It's hard work, but it's a good problem to have! And hauling a bunch of bikes is way cooler than shuttling a bunch of cars.

Good luck with the move.

oldmanandhisbike said...

Holy crap, dude! I thought I should divest myself of a couple.
But now, I can just point to your pile and tell my wife "See, Jeff has more than me!" :^)

Smudgemo said...

I'm waiting to see what your solution to storage is going to be.

Chris said...

Yeah, that is probably too many bikes. :)

I got rid of a full bike and a frame recently. I have my stable down to 3. Two of which I actually ride.

lauren said...

looks like a yard sale!

Marcus said...

Good luck with the move. Garages are for bikes anyway. Be sure to bring your Karoke Machine so you can serenade the bikes like your hero, Julio Inglesias.... " To all ze bikes I've loved before..."

Jeff said...

Storage solution? As it turns out, my new garage is nearly as big as my current garage. Last time we talked, Smudgemo, I was looking at an older home with a tiny garage. I'm in good shape now. Oh, and Smudgemo! That reminds me. I was packing today and found a Budweiser stein that I might have to send you for xmas...

Smudgemo said...

Um, thanks I think...