“What kind of bike do you have?” was the question posed to me.
“I don’t have one,” I answered.
“No. I’m just enjoying the sights,” was my response.
One of William’s assistants entered during the course of these interactions and began organizing the displays of bikes on the sidewalk.
William did not have time to chat about the number of cyclists in Lafayette or the attraction of biking in general, but he did answer one question about the ages of the bikes in the window.
“The one on the right (below) is post-War, and
This was not a planned visit. The display window had caught my eye on the way to breakfast, so I was able to indulge my curiosity after breakfast.
“Recycled Cycles of Acadiana is Lafayette's premiere bike shop! We specialize in new, used, and custom bikes as well as full restoration work. We have the bike of your dreams. If not, we will build it!
“Into old antique bikes? We have one of the nicest bicycle museums in the south. Come in and have a look around.”
“Rode a 2-wheel bike at 2 years old! …Zach knows what's up when it comes to picking out that perfect bike! He can run the 40 in 2 seconds flat! Always trying to save people from burning buildings. Best bike builder of the century! (and maybe next)” (recycledcycleslafayette.com).