Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hitting a Wall

Riding has not gone too well lately. There have been an awful lot of trips where I've needed to be picked up in a car after getting to my destination for one reason or another. My road bike got another flat, which should teach me to a) have a spare tube and b) not rely on it as a daily commuter. I've just started nursing school as well, and there have been situations where I cannot carry everything I need for school, or been running too late due to poor planning, to ride the bike. Hopefully I'll be able to get the Bridgestone configured where I can haul enough to commute, and get my schedule in order so that I'm not rushing out the door at the last second.

In the meantime, the weather is just gorgeous in town. The flowers are blooming, the air is light and crisp in the mornings, though the sun has started to slow me down in the afternoons already. The scenery makes for a pretty picture, if only I find the time to slow down, and have the wherewithal to bring a camera.

Speaking of which, I stumbled across a garden bike on a trip around town. I like the idea of retiring a bike out to garden duties. It's a perfect way for a bike that has served decades of use to find a permanent home, and eventually fade away into oblivion. It's much more fitting in spirit than chucking a bike into a dumpster. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled and see if I can find any more in the area.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you ever need to slow down for a bit you can visit us out here. I bought my baby a wicker basket so I'm down for life.