Imagine me with long blond hair, no glasses, about 150 lbs wet, and a new 1976 Ford Ranchero tweaked with headers, dual exhaust and a 351 Cleavland. I’d worked all summer as a subcontractor installing insulation in row housing. I made a wack of $ and bought a brand new Ranchero, much like this one (except for the paint job). This one is listed for $16,000 at the dealer beside Nick’s Inn, Headingly. I paid $6,300 with no trade 37 years ago and I waited 4 months to take delivery. About 5 years later I sold it and bought a 1967 Mustang – my Dad thought I was nuts (but the Ranchero was really his idea and, as I’ve since learned, your kids have a way of following their own plans). The ride from my new (old) house to Nick’s Inn is pretty sweet with loads of cyclists doing the same route, but I’m sad that there’s no MIT buddies to swap stories and memories with 🙁 .