May 26, 2005
More about Cycling
Today I went to the bike shop for lunch to pay for some things and to work on a wheel I started building the night before. That was fun.
After work I rode with Dan over to Freewheel bike. I missed seeing Jim by a long shot. He cut out of work early today I found out. Oh well, I still managed to occupy myself in the bike shop while waiting for the rain to stop again. I bought some new break pads for my road bike and a couple books and some chain cleaner. Then I had to carry that stuff home! But thankfully one of the workers there had the brilliant idea to use an old innertube and plastic bags to make my own courier bag that slung over my back and around my waste. Brilliant! It worked great. Now I'm going to make my own courier bag with heavy plastic, duct tape and innertube bands.
After Freewheel I rode back to St. Paul to pick up my backpack from work and had this gut feeling that someone was still at the bikeshop and there was! There were three people there working on bikes! So I threw my bike on the stand and put on my new breakpads. Then we chatted for a while waiting for the rain to stop again.
The odd thing about my bike riding tonight. It rained a lot, but I completely missed it all and stayed fairly dry. I'm really happy about that.
Oh, and I found out that the pictures from the British 3-speed ride have been posted: http://www.imageevent.com/abce
Posted by carl1236 at May 26, 2005 10:50 PM | Bicycles
Sorry I wasn't there. My shift was changed - I was done at 4 pm, but I stayed until 6-6:30 to work on my latest bike project. Sorry I missed you. I'll call your cell later (Friday evening) if I don't hear from you via email.
Posted by: Jim at May 27, 2005 5:12 AM