Today I drove to work simply because I couldn't force myself to fully wake up and get up, so I knew that I would be late for work if I attempted to ride my bike to work. As I was finally getting ready to leave the house though I experienced a certain relief by the fact that my ride was going to be so fast, cozy, and windless, but it also gave me a sense of guilt. This is after all the short little summer that we get and every one here knows how much we appreciate it. I consider it almost a sin to be driving on a day like this. It it was not for the fact that some distances are so long and it takes to much time to get from place to place, I would be riding my bike all the time.
|Linus Roadster 8 Speed|
I forgot to mention that my new Linus has now a new B-67 Brooks saddle which I totally like.
Maybe I should take a picture of it against the mountains tomorrow as I come to work. I am a fan of visuals and as much as I would like to sit here and try to explain lots of things, an image will show lots. I am sure you there would also appreciate having a picture to match with the narrative.
I don't want to finish without giving you a little description of my my large new Linus 8speed because as I use it more and am able to compare it to others out there, I can tell that if I had spent a little more money ($200-$300) I would have obtained a superior bike such as a Surly Long Haul Trucker or a Raleigh. The quality is in the details and my Linus has these regular single wall rims, cheap brakes, the emblem looks like it is glued to the frame.
Tomorrow is Friday and I will probably ride the bike to work (one way 5 to 6 miles) because I like to ride it even when it is not completely safe to do that here in Anchorage. There are all types of rednecks out there like the one that almost ran me over on his truck while I was crossing the street and had the audacity to call my attention. He probably thinks he is doing us bikers a favor by not eliminating us all and letting us ride the side walk next to him.
In any case and since I said that I was going to finish, I will finish here. Thanks for reading.
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