Let Me Tell You About My Bike

For the second time in two weeks, I’ve had someone stop me and ask me about my bike.1 In both cases, they recognized her sheer practicality:

  • Upright position for comfort and being able to see around
  • Rack to haul gear without a sweaty backpack or messenger bag
  • Fenders to keep water off me and my gear
  • Bell to politely alert others to my presence
  • Kick stand so I can park her anywhere (as long as I’m watching her)
  • Just one chain ring and seven cogs in back for simplicity and reliability
  • Steel frame that will last forever

I’ve made my bike even more practical with:

  • A fabric pannier for computer, etc.
  • A DIY waterproof bucket pannier for a change of clothing and dry shoes2
  • Lights (including two for the front: one steady so I can see and one blinky so I can be seen)

So next time you see me riding my bike, feel free to ask me about her. I love to brag.

Update. Sometimes, the best comments show up in Twitter.

  1. No referral fee necessary; I love my bike! 
  2. I need to figure out a better solution for keeping my feet dry 

Author: Brent Logan

Engineer. Lawyer. WordPress geek. Longboarder. Blood donor. Photographer. More about Brent.

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