Forty Thousand Miles

October 10th, 2015

          Today my Trek 4500 bicycle odometer registered 40,000 miles. It’s a heavy-duty mountain bike that requires a bit more energy to handle and ride but the wheels easily accommodate thick tires and tubes which do a great job resisting punctures.

40,000 Miles 2015-10-10
          The Trek is 12 years old and one of three bicycles I own and ride. However, in recent years I’ve been spending more time on the Trek and racking up around 5,000 miles every eleven months.

          Although the Trek folks no longer manufacture their products in the United States. mine is from the generation when they did.

          I’ve spent more than its original price in repairs over the years but haven’t seen anything comparable on the market that I’d deem a worthy replacement. So am planning on riding it for many more years.

Bond Shands
October 10, 2015
Desert Political Opinion blog –
The Notebook blog –
Twitter – @BondShands

Also posted to the Palm Springs Local Government page at


Footer Bar small

[To reply select Comment or No Comments on line below.]

Leave a Reply