30 Days of Biking, Day 16

April 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm 2 comments

AlleeThe Sweetpea didn’t even make it half a block from home this morning before I had to turn around and head back. A metallic snap-snap-snap sound issued from the rear, and the shifter was shiftless. The remaining options for the commute were driving the car or riding the cruiser. Darn it, I wanted to ride, so I switched the panniers from the Sweetpea to the Felt cruiser. A heavy load on a heavy rack mounted to a heavy bike. It was going to be a long, painful commute.

The silver lining to the cruiser’s slow ride is its kickstand, allowing it to be parked smack dab in the middle of a park boulevard for today’s photo. It’s a favorite scene on my commute–an allée of trees that looks European if you squint your eyes and pretend to hear accordion music. Hey, it works for me, and I look forward to it every commute.


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  • 1. Mike Tracy  |  April 16, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Did you wear a beret?

    • 2. getspoked  |  April 17, 2012 at 7:08 am

      No, but I hummed “La Marseillaise.”


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2012: 3,624 miles total
2011: 1,632 miles total
2010: 3,132 miles total
2009: 2,840 miles total


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