So, here he is- Joel and his new, hot ride! We went back to Mr. Lu's tienda Latina-chinese in TKPK (Takoma Park) and got a pretty good deal for this bike. The other option was a man selling a "49.5 cc" that looked like a 150cc. The latter we coined as a hippie in Kensington. Well, we went for Mr. Lu's "no brand" bike :)
And as the heavens would have it, "Red" was baptized with a good amount of rain today. Quite the adventure for Joel- but hey, a full tank of gas was $3.81! There is however, a magic trick with starting it and there was one bully car that honked at him. But he got to and from work and had a blast going 40 mph downhill... so overall, I'd classify that as a successful first day.