It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything except a video, or a picture. Mostly, I just haven’t had anything to say. My posts here are different from the posts on my personal blog, just cuz this is DC and we like to talk about bikes on DC. I haven’t been doing too much riding outdoors, and I can only post so many pictures of my rollers. After a while, it must get old.
I did get out for a ride today. Dragging Dominic with me. It was almost 60 and sunny when we left, but that quickly changed and after we stopped for lunch, temps had dropped a good 15 degrees, the sun was gone, and Dominic gets whiny after an hour of riding.
“I think I felt a raindrop.”
“I am so cold, my head is freezing!”
“My tank is empty, I didn’t eat before we left.”
“Let’s stop at Sitwells for lunch.”
“It’s NOT a race honey, wait UP!”
“My nipples are so hard they HURT”.
And what the fuck is it about me and bottom brackets? I have blown through 4 of them this last year on 3 different bikes. Today, my Raleigh CX bike. Last summer, my fixie. Last winter, my road bike, and then again, my road bike in the spring. I am bummed.
Last week I ventured out for a chilly ride, solo, as usual. I did hill repeats just for the fuck of it. I am not training for anything. I just wanted to keep warm and hills keep me warm. Headwinds suck. My face freezes and my hands and feet are numb after just an hour and a half.
I love my coffee shop job. The hours are good. The tips are decent – on most days, and I am getting good at frothing the milk so I can make little shapes in the cappuccino’s. My co-workers are pretty cool. I mostly work with a 20-something girl who graduated from art school. She likes to take pictures of used tampons. She’s funny, has great music in her Ipod, we laugh a lot, getting spun out on espresso and making fun of the customers.
Speaking of my customers, I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dan from Berlin, who makes Bamboo bicycle frames. He is in town and has been in the coffee shop most days this week. I told him about DC and he is going to try to get us a frame shipped out to test ride. These frames are fucking kick-ass.
And the best part of this post is saved for last………………….
Joe Berman from Sunday Cycles is a fucking angel. He ended up getting enough donations from his Bicycle Drive to purchase 131 kids bikes to give away on Xmess to underprivileged children. How rad is that? THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED!
He got the bikes delivered today and he needs help getting them built up. If you are in the Phoenix area and can help turn a wrench, eat pizza, and drink beer for a good cause, call Joe at 480-440-2142 or just stop by the shop.by