Woman Reunites With the Bike She Lost 40 Years Ago (Video)
Over forty years ago, when she was just 11 years old, Lisa Brown thought she had lost her bicycle forever. One day in 1970, while riding across a rickety span of the Herring River in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, she lost her footing and tumbled, banana-seated cycle and all, into the muddy stream below. Although she was lucky enough to escape unharmed, the accident was not without a certain casualty.
"I went in with the bike, I floated to the surface," Brown told the Cape Cod Times. "I kicked away from the bike and I just must have pushed the bike way into the mud."
Decades after that unfortunate incident, however, a remarkable coincidence would soon reunite them.
According to Cape Cod Times, Brown's wife Deirdre Olinger -- surely familiar with the tragic tale -- was recently walking along that same stretch of the Herring River when she spotted something:
"I passed the bike, I caught it out of the corner of my eye, and then I thought ... 'Wait a minute what kind of bike was that?'" Deirdre said. "I saw that it was a banana seat and just about the right size for an 11-year-old girl."
After her discovery, Deirdre brought her wife to the scene.
"When I finally walked up to the bike ... I was like, 'Wow! That's my bike! I know that's my bike!'" Brown said. "It was like finding a long lost friend."