Will It Bounce?

When Mark and Pat renovated the family home, they discovered an old bicycle hidden under the porch.

They hadn’t worked together recently, Pat got her degree at UC Berkeley and stayed in Silicone Valley, Mark stayed on the east coast but tended more to the southern half, coming home to help his widowed dad a couple of times a year. Now the old house needed renovation so it could be sold, they were discovering stuff out of their past.
“That’s my old bike, I think the last time I rode it was when I got my driver’s license”, Pat exclaimed.

Mark recognized the head-badge[1], a genuine Huffy. When Pat heard what it was she asked, “Know of a Huffy-Toss[2] we could take it to? I think there might be one somewhere in the Rockies. I’d like to see how far it bounces!”

It’s Finish off Fridays (FoF) time again. The goal is to use the supplied opening sentence and picture and write an additional 100 to 150 words to complete the story.”


1 – A head badge is a manufacturer’s or brand logo affixed to the head tube of a bicycle. Head badges may be made of metal or plastic, and they may be held in place with adhesive, screws, or rivets. Some are simply stickers, decals, or painted logos. The older the bike, the more likely it was riveted metal. Most modern bikes now have either decals or painted head-badges.

2 – The huffy-toss is an action involving “tossing” (throwing in a circular motion, similar to the shot put) a heavy bicycle—typically a Huffy or other crap bike—as far as possible. There are stories of Huffy-Tosses over cliffs, just to see how far they bonce before the bikes demolish themselves.


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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One Response to Will It Bounce?

  1. Wonderful story — made me smile.
    And, I love tossing things down precipices to see how they crash. I should have grabbed the bike, lol.

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