I cut out of work early today to run some errands. The skies were promising rain and 45 minutes into my two hour outing the promise was fulfilled. I met the FAB President at the bank to arrange for her to sign the check book. Woo hoo, FAB can spend money now! Then I cruised downtown to drop a check for The Planner for the Bike to Work Day sound permit. Yes, we will be rocking the downtown morning and evening on May 18. From there I rode the long way home. I got wet, but I also got 23 miles. I noticed The Dad rode to work today too. I hope he was ok with the rain.
The Planner says a section of the local bike trail will be closed starting Monday through September. He just found out about it today. The section is quite well used; it will affect a lot of people. There is no suitable immediate detour, although he did hint at some underground (think drainage ways) detours that could be in place in a few weeks. The press release for the closure is...follow that link. I wonder if people will decide to just hang up their bikes for the summer. I think it’s a prime occasion to reintroduce people to the art of city roads.
Somewhere along the way, as close to the middle of nowhere as anywhere, I came upon a child walking her Roadmaster. She said her chain keeps falling off. What I found was catastrophic failure of the bottom bracket. I’m sure it will appear in a local shop shortly, “can you fix this?” Disposable bikes – put ‘em in the landfill - there ought’r be a law cause there’s no fixing that. The girl had a long way to walk too.
I noticed the Life Bikin’ blog is calling on me to show some pictures of "it". I have this.