Biking: not sure what day I'm up to now
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I biked 4 days out of 5 last week. I missed 2 trips because of thunderstorms, but that was okay. This week will be a challenge because 4 days out of 5 I have to report to a different location, and it's not convenient to bike there, besides which there would be no place to shower and hang my clothes to dry between the morning and the afternoon rides. I'll have to figure something else out.
Meanwhile, my bike works just great after the tune-up, so I must have done something right. I washed the chain and cogs this weekend, and replaced my mesh handlebar basket with a more compact handlebar bag this work. I installed it myself, and I coaxed my son into watching me do it, because he won't learn this stuff from my husband (he's not handy). I also showed him how to checked the pressure in his bicycle tires, and reinflate them to the level written on the side of the tire.
I gave up the basket because my bike fell twice this week (while I was not on it). Each time the basket got a little more deformed, and all of its contents flew out on the pavement. Fortunately, nothing broke, but since we're talking about my phone, my ipod and a few other important things, I thought it would be better to change to something that fastens shut and will protect its contents.
That's about all for this week. Gotta get to bed now....