Farewell to my Lucy Lawless

 

 

A week ago I sold my 1988 Ford Ranger pick-up truck to a friend because the maintenance required on her was getting beyond my limited mechanic skills. It was a hard decision though as Lucy and I had been through some amazing adventures together. I bought her 7 years ago and named her Lucy Lawless because, well, I illegally drove her back to my house without any insurance or license plates and I just got the sense that she was a really tough female truck.

Since then she’s taken me up many a logging road and on countless adventures from first biking dates with my now-fiancé Marley to gay pride parades. She’s shuttled bikes, canoes, climbing gear, spaceships and bodies (specifically mine when I slept on her).

I hope she enjoys her new life as a backroads wood hauler with her new owner, who’s a way better mechanic than I. May she always remain Lawless.

Loading up for the 5-day, 500km Raid the North Adventure Race in 2010
Loading up for the 5-day, 500km Raid the North Adventure Race in 2010
One of my 1st dates with Marley. Beautiful fall riding weather in the Kootenays
One of my 1st dates with Marley. Beautiful fall riding weather in the Kootenays
Full moon sleep-out in the back of Lucy before an alpine start to put up a new rock climbing route.
Full moon sleep-out in the back of Lucy before an alpine start to put up a new rock climbing route.
Hauling La Roquette to the bobsled races in Rossland.
Hauling La Roquette to the bobsled races in Rossland.
Prepping for the Gay Pride Parade in Nelson.
Prepping for the Gay Pride Parade in Nelson.
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