Back here in Singapore, I was looking at some old pics with my father and I came across an album put together during my uni days in Eugene, Oregon way way back in the 1980s. As the campus is rather large, riding a bike is the best way to get to lectures etc.
Like all uni students on a tight budget, I got myself a cheap charlie roadie by Huffy for about US$100 brand new. It served me well but it was more functional than anything else. At that time, I could not be fussy as it was a long walk or a short bike ride to classes.
I think it lasted me till nearly the end of my studies when it got stolen. I couldn't believe it when it went missing as one pedal has dropped off and only one brake was working. Guess it was my fault as I didn't bother to lock it. It was hard to believe that anyone would want this bike but...
Though I lost a bike, I gained many great friends and up to today, they still remain my closest buddies even though we may be living in different parts of the world.
Proverbs 17:17 - Friends love through all kinds of weather,
and families stick together in all kinds of trouble.