A little while ago we got a new member in the family. She's a 1970 Honda CL100 (all our vehicles have genders and names, that's perfectly normal right?)
I'm still not quite sure how I got talked into getting a new bike, especially with a new baby in the house. I guess we've got to keep the human-to-bike ratio consistent??
I think it helped that it's all for a good cause, the Scrapheap adventure ride. The challenge is to buy a bike for under a $1000, make it 'rideable' and meet up with a bunch of other riders from around the country to raise money for people with down syndrome.
The CL 100 definitely met the criteria. It had been neglected for a long time and wasn't running when we found her, but with a bit of work is going pretty well now. As you'll see below, she's a well traveled bike and has even spent some time in PNG.
Click here to go to Rupert's everyday hero page and donate to Down Syndrome NSW
And finally, just to give you a sense of scale, here's one of Rupert moving her into place. Just a little thing but a blast to ride - especially if you avoid the highways.