freedom of the ride

I vividly remember my first real bike.  It was an old single speed kid’s bike rolling on what I knew as balloon tires.  It had only one brake, the rear coaster brake.  I wish I had a picture of it.  I grew tired of the training wheels, so I found the wrench that fit the axle bolts and took them off myself.

Reminiscing about it, it wasn’t the bike that was so great, it was the freedom, the mobility that I remember.  I could go many times farther in a day on that bike than I could ever walk.  My world got big when I took off those training wheels.

Over the years, I’ve never forgotten the joy I got from that simple freedom of being able to go wherever I wanted.  All it cost me to get somewhere was time. Centralia Cycle Works exists to restore that freedom to you by offering top quality bicycle servicing from a mobile platform.

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