My Sweet 16 Birthday Gift to Me

Tom Newman – Huntsville, AL

My Sweet 16 Birthday Gift to Me

My first “real” bike was a Schwinn 10 speed I bought for myself, as a sixteenth birthday present to myself (couldn’t afford a car!).  I can’t remember the model but this was in 1972 and it was heavy – a steel frame, no doubt – but very rugged and reliable.  I rode it for many years, commuting to and from work and wherever else I needed to go.  I was stolen in 2004 – a sad day.  But I put many miles on it and it has led to more cycling.

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