Sunday, 24 October 2010

Bikes at the Dump

The Geek took a load of old fence to the dump and saw that the collection cage for the Bike Dump was almost full.

It is so nice to see that people aren't just throwing out useful items anymore. Well, bikes anyway. There is still much waste to be seen in the dump proper. No wonder the administration doesn't want you taking pictures.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Hard to Find a Picnic

This cute little bike was hanging out in the locker room at the rowing club. I have no idea who owns it, as it is often there when we (who don't own it) are the only ones in the building.
I've never seen a bike like it before.
When I checked online, the only bikes I could find with that name were folding bikes, and this one is not.
It has seen use, but is still in good condition.
Internal hub gears are wonderful for salty roads.
I'd like to meet the owner.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Good Start to Thanksgiving Weekend

This is what I wore to ride to school...
...and this is what I wore to ride home.
The weather is beautiful. It is odd not to have a killer frost yet. And Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Mmmmm, Pumpkin

My mom said she was out of pumpkin. She had enough to make pies for Thanksgiving, but then her frozen stash was depleted. My sister, who usually has tons of pumpkins, had a major crop failure this year, so I stopped at the corner store and picked one up.

I wasn't able to strap it to the rack; I was afraid Eselin's big elastic bands would cut the little beast in half, so I put the pumpkin on the rack and walked home with one had on the handlebars and one on the pumpkin.
One must do what one can to ensure pies for next year!

Monday, 4 October 2010

A Matter of Perception

A few weeks ago, as an assignment for school, I had to spend a day in a wheelchair.
I considered taking Eselin to school and leaving her overnight in the lockup, but I was worried something would happen to her. So she stayed home and I took the bus.
Funny thing is, I had a wretched cold a few days later and I was ready to leave Eselin behind so I didn't have to spend valuable energy riding back to the house.
Amazing when I think she would be safe, and when I don't.