After a while of riding, racing, training you acquire a lot of bike stuff. You know the type of thing. You have spares of spares. Three helmets, 4 pairs of cycling shoes, spare cranks, multiple derailleurs, frames, 3 sets of forks - the list goes on and on.
I had an EBAY sell off in the last 2 weeks - over 50 items went under the hammer. We all know what happens now with the $6000 I made from the proceeds of this auction. Yep, more bikestuff. This will go into the slush fund account for bike part purchases for the year.
And the good thing is, all of the parts have gone to people who need a part that is not quite dead, and in some cases brand new, and at a great price. Everyone wins. Next year, there will probably be another auction for other stuff that is clogging up the garage.
I think that if I can sell something for half of what I got it for, and I used it for 6 months, then I have got my money's worth. I do like to recycle through parts before they break, or get too grungy. It is always a nice feeling to have new shiny equipment. Definitely part of the ongoing psyche that keeps me motivated and wanting to ride.
Anyway I'm off to search the net for new bike toys.....