Mr. Toad would envy me this delightful vehicle I am sure. It is painted flat black, with golden and blue flames ... fenders, front and rear (to prevent that unsightly mud stripe up my back), a CHAIN GUARD (wOOt!), whitewalls and coaster brakes. I have to relearn bike riding (yes I know, you never forget, blah blah blah). It has three speeds, the third of which reminds me of my old bike from childhood.
I was so excited to get that red Schwinn, after having ridden a huge old rattling bike handed down to me. Then it got a flat tire. I walked it down to the service station and asked them to fix it.
And then ... and then ... and THEN ... I left it there forever. I forgot about it for a couple of weeks. Dad said I had to go get it myself, but I was so embarrassed about having forgotten it, I never went back and never mentioned that bike ever again. Strange thing to do, but it made sense to me at the time.