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.

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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.

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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.