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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.1No referral fee necessary; I love my bike! 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
  • Kickstand so I can park her anywhere (as long as I’m watching her)
  • Just one chainring and seven cogs in the back for simplicity and reliability
  • A steel frame that will last forever

I’ve made my bike even more practical with:

  • A fabric pannier for my computer, etc.
  • A DIY waterproof bucket pannier for a change of clothing and dry shoes2I need to figure out a better solution for keeping my feet dry.
  • 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 on Twitter.

By Brent Logan

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

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