To commemorate this ridiculous occasion, I rode my 5-speed Sturmey-Archer equipped bike with cable-actuated drum brakes. I made a lap around the neighborhood, and then went down to the park and cruised past a few kids’ baseball games. Never once did I find myself wishing my brake lines were filled with an incompressible fluid.
If it’s good enough for Sheldon Brown, you can bet your ass, it’s good enough for you!
I went to Stony Creek today. I rode out to Rausch Gap and back to the Dauphin trail head.
I encountered a wild turkey dancing some kind of jig in the middle of the trail.
I also observed a man and woman riding a pair of matching yellow Pugsleys, which was very exciting.
There were also a large number of equestrians on the trail today, and I kind of wished I had brought a bike with fenders. I was not entirely successful in trying to doge all the horse poop on the trail.
In the afternoon, I headed north to visit relatives. I took the Karate Monkey and the trail-a-bike to entertain the kids. I ended up towing them around for almost 5 miles.
I ended up with 17.5 miles for the day.
I’m experimenting with the shift cable routing on the Trek. I’m going to run it under the bar tape all the way back to the stem. I’m thinking it’ll look all sexy and clean that way.
I took it out for a quick test-ride around the block afterwards. I still have a few kinks to work out.
Rode around the block. .1 miles or whatever.
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As you may recall, I rode my bike to work yesterday. I have a co-worker who is about the same height as me, and who is thinking about getting a bike.
I encouraged him to get an Ogre, because Ogres look like fun, and are similar to the Karate Monkey, which is nine kinds of awesome.
Since we are about the same height, and since I am a gentleman of virtue, I offered to loan him my Karate Monkey.
So, we went to Stony Creek for a test ride. I rode my Cross-Check, he rode the Monkey, and we got about 6 miles in before the PA National Guard started dive-bombing us. Then we turned around.
No doubt, he will soon be commuting to work on an Ogre.
For today’s #30daysofbiking adventure, I rode my bike to work!
There is some scenery to look at on the ride in.
I took a slightly longer than necessary route to the office, but I still got to work way early. Even counting in shower-time. (We have showers at work.)
We also have V.I.P. parking for bike commuters.
After a hard day’s toil down on the server farm, I rode home. I ended up with 11 miles for the day.