March 13th, 2008

Bike 03

Not My Best Biking Week...

I just found out today that Sheldon Brown died. Only in America could a bicycle mechanic get a twelve paragraph obituary in the Times of London. I've found his website invaluable over the years for all things bike related. I never met him (although I did try once), but I really wish I had. It turns out my most recent actual ride was the same day he died, February 3rd, so that can be my little memorial to him. R.I.P.

My brother has to have knee surgery next week, which means he won't be ready to do the Five Boro ride in May, which in turn means I won't be doing it, either, because I really don't feel like doing it on my own. At least we figured this out before we actually sent in any dough.

Despite the modern wonder that is daylight saving time in March, I have yet to ride this week. Part of it is because I've been working late, but even tonight, when I got home with plenty of daylight to spare, it was still just too frelling cold. It's not like I'm asking for much, just an evening with a temperature somewhere north of 40°. C'mon spring, let's sprung already.