Woman lost bike 42 years
Woman lost bike 42 years, The little girl thought she had lost her new bike forever when she tumbled off a rickety bridge over a muddy stream in Wellfleet, Mass., 42 years ago.
But the bike has been found — by the now-grown woman's own wife.
Lisa Brown tells the Cape Cod Times (http://bit.ly/KX6O8h ) she was 11 when she lost control while riding over the Herring River in 1970 and fell in. She came up "smelling like a snapping turtle" but could not locate her bike in the muddy depths.
Brown's wife, Deirdre Olinger, was walking along the stream this spring when she spotted a rusted bike tangled in the undergrowth about a quarter mile from the bridge.
Brown, tipped off by the banana seat, knew immediately it was hers. She describes the discovery like "finding a long lost friend."