Finally riding a big boys bike
At the beginning of the year, I got myself in collecting bicycle license plates. At this time, I already had about four bicycles, which were nothing too special. I acquired a 1906 Minneapolis bicycle tag from @Balloontyre in February of this year and posted it on the bicycle license plate Facebook group. That same day I posted it, I had another gentleman reach out to me about what I paid for it because he knew where a 1900 tag was. He explained that it was still on the bicycle and that it was a Rogers, which ended up being a Roberts instead. He told me he was trying to purchase the bicycle and would sell it to me once he got it. About a month later, someone posted that tag on the same group. This is where I reached out to my contact; he told me he never got around to buying this bicycle. He did, though, give me the contact information. I reached out to him that day about the bicycle, and he gave me more details and photos. The price was more than I expected, but he agreed to shave a little off to cover the fuel because this bicycle was over 4 hours away in Madison, Wisconsin. We made a deal and held off meeting tell after Easter. In late April, I made the trek out there and was delighted to see it was better than what the photos showed. My original intention was for the plate, but once I got it home, I fell in love with it more and decided to keep it all together. This is where I started to enjoy the bicycles more than just the plates attached to them. 1899 Roberts Special.