My neighbour (who will be moving to St. Maarten's soon to join his family and work their recently purchased charter boat operation) had another yard sale today to divest himself of more stuff. Since I was volunteering this morning, I couldn't participate this time, but I did buy one of his mountain bikes.
I've always been a dedicated roadie and never rode mountain bikes, but since I missed out on his road bike at the last yard sale, I figured even if it was a mountain bike, it would be a good opportunity to get myself back into any kind of cycling.
The bike is in pretty decent condition. Everything moves pretty smoothly and it rides pretty well. Rims are nice and true. It's fully suspended with front disk brake, indexed shifting and even a generator for lights. The tires are servicable, but are probably ready for replacing. I'll probably replace the cables and repack the bearings with fresh grease once I get around to getting a set of tools again. Nothing I haven't done repeatedly to my old road bike.
It's quite a bit different than riding my road bike, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. I'm looking forward to getting the bike on the road and riding again.