Archive for April, 2007

Bye, bye April!

Monday, April 30th, 2007

I’m 19⅔ miles short of my 400 miles goal for the month, and that’s okay, especially considering that ten days ago I was 250 miles short. Given how crappy the weather was for the first two-thirds of the month, it’s amazing that I got this close. Even being 20 miles short in April, good weather […]

Lightening the load

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

I’m still struggling with downsizing what I carry on the bike. The Arkel Tailrider trunk bag was a good idea. For commuting it seems to be just the right size. I had been concerned that it would turn out to be too small, with warmer weather requiring that I carry a change of clothes. On […]

Just in case there’s cupcakes

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Sunday’s ride turned out to be only 32½ miles. I had planned on 40-60 miles or so, but nice as the day was, a server maintenance project (always scheduled for Sunday mornings) stretched out until after 3pm. My plans had been to ride out into the country to visit Bikerjohn, show off Yellow Bike, maybe […]

Monday night small ring ride

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

I also wrote a tighter, more concise version of this story—with a slightly different slant—titled While my shoes finish baking… on the Bicycling Love Forum. I almost think I like that version better. A couple of weeks ago as I was lamenting the passing of the winter season Tuesday Night Urban Assault ride, when I […]

Yellow Bike—Maiden ride

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

All three of the weather forecasts I use screwed up today. They all predicted rain this afternoon. Instead the clouds parted and blew away, the sun warned everything up and the winds slowed down just a bit. I waited for rush-hour traffic to clear, then geared up, carried Yellow Bike downstairs and rode off into […]

Yellow bike—First ride report

Monday, April 16th, 2007

I finally picked-up Yellow Bike after work on Saturday. Seana went downstairs there to retrieve it for me while I chatted with a woman about her Seven Alaris. Sevens are just such beautiful bikes. The pictures on their web site just don’t do them justice. The welds are nearly invisible, the curves in the chainstays […]