Or to be exact... I already had a bike! Yay! And it's finally here! Double yay! Just like all my other stuff!!! MASSIVE YAY!!!!!
But more about the arrival of my goods later. As soon as the moving in was finished, I got to my bikes, and went to ready my brand new Johnny Loco Dutch Delight Beach Cruiser for the journey to work. I'll get to the mountainbike later. It's a pretty flat journey to work, so the 3-gear back-pedal brake Johnny Loco is absolutely splendid. Here it is, in its morning glory state. I didn't have time to affix the crate at the front, so got a backpack and cycled to work!
I noticed a lot of cyclists on the way, and the cycle storage and changing rooms at work are absolutely overloaded. But all bicycles I've seen are of the mountain bike, all terrain bike, or racing bike varieties. Everybody is wearing their sporty gear and trying to go as fast as they can. I was quite standing out sitting back instead of leaning forward, wearing my suit, happily paddling along. However, check out what I found parked right next to my bike in the office cycle storage area when I went to go back home:
The way back home was a bit less fortunate though:
- Something went wrong with the paddle on the right and got dislodged and all crooked, making cycling very hard. It took a bit of effort back home to take it out and put it back in again. The thread in the bike is quite damaged, so we'll see if it holds tomorrow, otherwise I'll already have to replace a part of the bike :'(
- I was carrying some shopping in a plastic bag, and I rediscovered how much I hate having a plastic bag hanging from the steering bar.
- The path that was just fine in the morning, was flooded on the way back! Luckily it wasn't too hard to find an alternative way around.
TTFN! Ta ta for now! Got to be bouncing along!