Yellow + Blue = Green: Meet the Schwinns
Although the recent snowfall in Omaha has somewhat “curbed” cycling by Verdisians, our fleet of 1970s vintage Schwinn 10-speeds are enjoying the respite.
Since our office is in north downtown, and we often have meetings within two miles, late last summer we decided to work with the Community Bike Project Omaha to procure a couple of nice velos for the Verdis cause. I went over to the CBPO shop at 33rd and California where Matt Martin, director of the CBPO helped me select two Schwinn 10-speeds in good shape for short trips around the downtown/midtown Omaha area. Matt and the CBPO team got the bikes ready to ride and even supplied a few extra 27-inch inner tubes for the less-common wheels on the bikes.
We ended up with a baby blue “Continental” and a bright-yellow “Super Sport.” The Continental is appreciably taller, and perhaps only ridable by fearless leader Craig. The Super Sport features a step-through frame and is a little more versatile. The bikes have seen about a dozen trips this fall. It is great to have the option of riding a bike to meetings when we don’t have our own bikes at work. In this case, yellow and blue are helping Verdis be a little more green.