My favorite things
This is now my second blog post using a song title from The Sound of Music; one more and I’ll need to surrender my man card. It fits though, so I’m using it. Below are a few of the cycling things that I consider my favorite things.
|Save your butt, share the road.|
|Are these cyclists powered by AA or D batteries?|
|Just so we’re clear: Bikes, NOT Bombs|
Bikes Not Bombs – This is the jersey just released by the local bike co-op I was volunteering at for a couple weeks. Unfortunately, the classes didn’t work out with my schedule and low energy levels following Timberman, but I’ll still support the shop with my business and donations of parts I don’t need. This is the first jersey they’ve ever made, and the flags represent the countries they’ve sent donated bikes to. I especially like the clean look of the logo on the back, and I wish they’d found a way to incorporate it into the front as well. Either way, it’s a nice jersey for a good cause.
|I wonder if lighthouse workers have pictures of bikes on their uniforms|
Edgartown Bicycles – Cycling is a big deal on Martha’s vineyard. They have multiple bike rental shops in each town, and I was hopeful that we’d find a cycling jersey that I could bring home as a souvenir of the trip. Not only did I find one, but it was at the bicycle shop literally across the street from the hotel we stayed at. The front pictures Edgartown Light, the lighthouse that Rach and I climbed to the top of. The rear pictures one of the islands other lighthouses (I believe Gay Head Light), as well as the inside of Edgartown Bicycles shop. The guy who helped us was actually a former Fuji employee, and was really cool to talk to. Rach got bored because I spent a good amount of time in the shop on 2 separate visits.
- Did 10 miles on the bike yesterday in 43 minutes. That includes the starts and stops that naturally occur while riding up and down the Esplanade. I was able to maintain 16 -18 MPH for good stretches but I got winded a bit at the halfway point so I was down in the 14-15 range for a while. Not too bad a first ride after several days away from the road bike. I’ll be riding every day this weekend and Monday AM before I have to get the bike boxed up for the trip to South Carolina.
- Tonight is a team social that I’ll be attending sans Rachelle. She’s got a girls night out with the ladies from work.