Curse the Darkness

I spent some time this weekend tearing apart the commuter bike (and adding fenders I got for my birthday (thanks, Mom!)). When I finally got all the stuff back together, it was dark out.

I also got some warmer cycling clothes for my birthday, so I geared up for a nighttime ride. I only went about 5 miles, just in case the bike fell apart. It was pretty cool. It’s pretty neat to see the stars from a bicycle.

I was overdressed. Weather.com says it’s 56 degrees outside, and I probably would have been OK with less stuff.

I’m thinking of getting a british-style saddle bag for the commuting. I don’t think the rack-and-panniers method will accomodate my big feet.

I’m going to Boston to see the man this month. Hopefully he can hook me up.