Guest blog by Bryan Cote
July 1980: Mom and Dad sprung for a new Huffy bike today. It’s so awesome: red and blue, with a HUFFY logo on the banana seat, a case on the front bar to keep my Bazooka gum, and two giant pedals with built-in orange reflectors. I am going to ride it to Bobby’s right after lunch.
I rode my Huffy until dusk that day, until the chain was coated with grease, my hands black from gripping the bars and my sweaty green Umbro shorts all but stuck to the seat.