Several years ago I bought an exercycle, sight unseen, for $75 on Trade Me. It did not take long for her to be called Clunker Lunker – a stiff old girl on which a stiff old girl could pedal and puff, while subjecting herself to the crassness of Come Dine with Me on television – and while keeping the damn doctor happy. (I still have little evidence that it is good for the health, but I have to take the experts at their word.)
VJ had mercy on me and left her swift, quiet and elegant exercycle here for me on indefinite loan. A stiff old girl can feel swift and speedy on a well-oiled exercycle! You can almost feel the wind in your hair. Clunker Lunker had to go. She owes us nothing, having saved us thousands of dollars in gym fees – and it really is easier to leap on an exercycle at home than to organise a trip to the gym. Less embarrassing, too! I can get all flushed at home without an audience.
Clunker Lunker was advertised on AskShareGive for a mere 48 hours before someone in our town volunteered to come and get her and give her a home where she would be appreciated. Farewell, trusty Clunker Lunker.