Just something quick I put together after this morning’s incident. It would mean the world to me if people took the couple seconds to check that it’s safe before swinging a door open.
Today I was at the bike shop getting a new seat and a girl came in saying her seat was stolen today just a couple blocks away from where mine was. If you are locking your bike in the Soho/Noho/Astor Pl area you should beware. Someone is clearly out to get some bike seats and they have tools. My seat was not quick release.
So, this has nothing to do with biking, but my picture was selected in the top 20 of a photo contest and I need all the votes I can get. If you have a minute I would really appreciate if you went to http://mejroxy.com/?p=3988 and voted for my picture of the taxi reflection, #13. Thank you all so much.
I am never up for sunrise. Yesterday I volunteered at the NYC Tri so I was up at 5 and biking across the Manhattan Bridge by 5:40am. This is the sunrise I saw. Although it’s hard to get up at that hour, I kind of like biking early in the morning. There are no cars on the street so I didn’t really have to wait for lights, or people. Side note: Now that I volunteered I have guaranteed entry to next year’s triathlon. I’m excited and nervous.
After looking into a few different baskets, someone suggested I consider a pannier. But if I get one of those I would rather it also be a backpack so it’s easy to carry when I am not on the bike. Any suggestions of where I can get a good one that is also not expensive?
Do any of you have them? I think it’s time for me to get one. I learned today that my shoulder dislocations happen because there is a tear in my labrum. I had been sitting in the doctor’s office for a long time and wanted to get out of there so I didn’t think of asking the doctor how the tear happens. But my dad said it’s possibly from carrying a heavy backpack on my back on a bike. That makes some sense to me. So now I am researching baskets. Even though I don’t really like them. What is the difference between baskets in the front or back? Also I have seen collapsible baskets but those look smaller than regular ones. Any suggestions?