Remember the system? Yeah, it’s for real.
I was thinking about it just yesterday. Not that I have time to actually ride a bike, or anything like that in my life these days. But I did go ’round the block once on one of my fixies (about ten city blocks, in case you’re wondering) and I didn’t really plan much – just a helmet and out I went. I had been in the garage looking for something or the other that had to do with Thanksgiving/Christmas decorations. I didn’t find it.
But I did notice my bikes. They were all just hanging there. Waiting. I took down the Fondriest. Tires had air in ’em. It’s been months. A few strokes to top her off and down the driveway I went.
I realized as I got a bit farther from the house than I’d like to walk back that I didn’t have a pump, tube, patch kit, any tools or even a (gasp) cell phone. If I flatted, I was walking home. And it was not close. It woulda sucked. I hate walking. Almost as much as I hate being sober.
Man, a set of TR’s with some sealant under a big ass set of crappy clinchers would’ve been nice about then.
Subject: mildly amusing somewhat cycling related photo
Hard to make out, but definitely not staged; in fact, I wouldn’t have taken the shot was I not in possession of firsthand evidence that the suspect devices are regularly deployed
Location: the world’s cleanest –and most fey– bike shop, www.arrowbicycle.com, which is owned by sometime DC readers
Also, law school sucks, you should quit.
Law school does suck. But I’m too damn stupid to quit. See “Leadville TR 100” for proof of that.by