Saturday, April 11, 2009

It's Only Saturday

For some reason I thought it was Sunday this morning. But it is not.

I rode the Raleigh Twenty up over to the railroad store to pick up some Light Earth, then over to the libery to check out Zoe's Tale, by John Scalzi, and two Aaron Elkins mysteries. Next, I took that 10% discount card for Performance that came in the mail and bought me some (two) inner tubes for Jamis.

While I was there a woman came in to buy a beach cruiser. I am surprised she did not ask about that extremely cute bike parked at the entrance door.

Then I rode home.

I oiled the chain on Jamis, and oiled the brake cables on the Raleigh. And raised the seat as far as was safe. Which isn't quite far enough.

I find the steering on the Raleigh a little squirrelly, probably because of the little wheels. But the darn thing is so cute! And therefore, I am, also!

The gearing could be lower, too. I don't know how those slight English girls managed the hills in the television shows. Enormous thigh muscles under their long dresses, I suppose.

Oh, speaking of inner tubes, that flat I had on Jamis was a snake-bite. I don't know how that happened, it had 90 psi in there! I didn't hit nuthin', I swear! I tossed the tube, it had five patches on it, anyway.

I am finding Zoe's Tale very amusing. I recommend it.

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