Monday, June 18, 2007

Made it all the way

I made it all the way to work via bike today. The road bike's predicament seems to be resolved. It was a nice, quick, smooth ride today. No more flat-spot on the wheel. No more brake problems, no flats this morning. It went ALMOST just like it should go every day, with one exception:

I forgot my bike lock.

Yep, it's always something, isn't it?

I darted into CVS looking for a bicycle lock -- even a cheapo one -- to no avail. They have 20 different kinds of padlocks, but no cable locks, u-locks, or even chains to use with a padlock. When I got outside, it had started to rain a little bit. Fortunately, I was a mere 3 blocks from work.

When I got to work, I quickly shuffled the bike into the elevator, zipped up to my office, and threw it in an out-of-the-way storage room, completely against company policy. I don't have any other choice, though. If I leave it parked downstairs without being locked, it WILL be gone when I get back.

I'm hoping to ride to River Market Cyclery over lunch to pick up a good, solid U-Lock that I can just leave dangling from the bicycle rack in the parking garage. Here at work is the only place where I leave my bike in harm's way for any length of time and I can't justify the weight penalty for hauling around a giant chunk of metal that I only need at one location.

1 comment:

A Midnight Rider said...

I may have to reconsider reading your blog. I'm having problems with the rear wheel on my commuter bike. That never happened before you bought your trek.

A friend and his friends have just left for their cross country bike ride.

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