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If you know me in real life, you will recognize many of the things I talk about here. If you do not know me in real life, well, I feel kind of bad but I'm sure you will get along fine. In fact you might get along better not knowing me! If you have any questions or comments about the things I talk about, it's best to leave a comment on the article in question. Otherwise you can contact me personally and I'll do my best to get back to you as soon as I can

Swedish things

Those who know me probably know my car. It is a (quite recognizable) 1979 Volvo 245 (aka 240 wagon) named Beeb. This past weekend we took her to ikea in order to grab some kitchen parts. Since I was envisioning the wagon being backed into the loading zone, roof rack piled high with boxes, I asked my girlfriend to bring her camera so we could snap a picture of our Swedish brick having a bit of a visit with what has to be the most Swedish place in Canada.

We ended up getting the boxes delivered instead of loading them into and onto Beeb, but the camera was not carried for naught. When we left, we saw a wagon of comparable vintage near the exit. I moved Beeb into the adjacent spot and took a few pictures of the wagon pair’s homecoming party.

As we were about to leave, the owners came out and we had a brief chat. Their wagon is a 1976 – but the look is skewed by the early eighties turbo rims. Despite being from Toronto, they knew of my bike shop. This post is a shout out to Lucas: owner of the 76 wagon and vintage bike lover to boot.

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