An Unexpected Nudge in the Bike Direction...
Trip Start Jun 17, 2011
36Trip End Aug 26, 2011
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For the next couple of weeks, we navigated our way through the process of dealing with the insurance company for (luckily) the first and hopefully the last time. Since my little old Suby was of a certain mature age and had lived a long hard life, the hit it had received (although seemingly minimal in my expert opinion) was enough for the claims adjuster to declare it a total loss. This was a real bummer for us since it was our preferred car to use over Matt's gas-guzzling (but charming!) Jeep Wrangler.
However, I do feel there is a certain significance embedded this situation, which is why I think it merits an entry in this blog. Perhaps the fact that this woman abruptly condemned my car to a junkyard while we were scoping bikes foreshadows the change that our summer ambition will have on our lifestyle. Maybe this incident is telling us that it is time to transition to a healthier, cheaper, more environmentally responsible, and ultimately less car-dependent existence. I guess this is what we get for wanting to ride bicycles!
Did I forget to mention that the insurance money I received for the car is precisely the cost of two Surly Long Haul Trucker touring bikes? Hmmmm....Stay tuned!