I rode a bicycle on Sunday. For an hour. I choose the Surly Steamroller to be the first bike I built up out of the box. And boxes there are several.
I went with the Surly a) I like her a great deal and b) because fixed gear bikes are pretty god damn simple. Put the front wheel on. Install the stem. Insert the seat post. Air up the tires.
The harder part was finding a water bottle, my road shoes, a helmet, sunglasses, repair kit (pump was already mounted under top tube), cycling jersey and shorts that still fit. I am festively plump after all.
It was fun.
I think for the next ride (most likely in another week’s time) I’ll dig out the Fondriest. Or, as I like to call her, the Italian Stallion.
How can a stallion be female, you ask? I’ll answer that with another question: How can a bicycle be a horse in the first place? Once we start talking nonsense, don’t expect any of it to start making sense.
I mean, that’d be just crazy.by