30 Days of Biking, Day 16
The 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.