I don’t know who started calling my coffee cup “Black Betty”. I think it was my friend Paul and he was referring to a popular song. The cup was large enough to hold gallons of coffee to get me through my computer science classes at Plattsburgh State. I still have black betty.
Chad wrote me a message the other day to tell me something blue had arrived in his shop for me. All night I starred at the photo of the 2011 Flux I obtained from the Turner website. I started singing the Black Betty song.
She really gets me high (Bam-ba-Lam)
You know that’s no lie (Bam-ba-Lam)
shes so rock steady (Bam-ba-Lam)
and shes always ready (Bam-ba-Lam)
Next thing I knew I was calling my bike Blue Betty. Don’t know why. Its got fat tubes, its light (which will get me high), and the first time I threw a leg over it I just knew I was going to fly. This thing will bring 26 inch wheels back into vogue. I know I was going to stop naming my bikes but I couldn’t help it. Stay tuned for some adventures with Betty.