First off, thank you all for your warm responses, comments, emails and Tweets. I greatly appreciate it and it has made the experience a bit easier to handle.
I’m still gathering thoughts, and trying to find closure on the events that have happened in the past few weeks. Temporarily please visit Arsbars.com (my personal blog) for more thoughts and feelings.
Thanks again to everyone. I’ll be back at it soon!
I’m not really ready to post too many details, it is easier to tell you to read my Twitter feed for details.
Trying to mentally wrap my head around it.
Full story.. Read my Twitter feed @bikeshopgirlcom
The below quote is pulled from the Ottawa Citizen that by chance found its way to my inbox this morning. It is very fitting as only last night while riding home from work the reminder of personal safety was rudely reminded to my senses. A car, not thinking, took a right hand in front of me only after passing me 3 minutes before. Fortunately I ride my bicycle the same as a motorcycle… as if I was invisible. While the car drove past me and slowed down I was also slowing ready to react. Would most riders react this way? Unfortunately I don’t believe so.
The driver was in the wrong, and if I had been hit or hit the car the law was on my side. I can’t afford that, nor do I want to put myself at the jeopardy of a 1,000+lb automobile. My helmet can only save so much of my body! Read on for the article from the Ottawa Citizen.
In August of 2011 we did a full review of Raleigh Capri 4.0, view it over yonder.
Aluminum hydroframed with carbon fork, change the spec and you have three different levels of Raleigh’s new womens road line. There are some thoughts I walk away with after looking through the line. First off, I don’t understand the geometry and will look more into it with Raleigh. I wish they would bring the smaller 45cm through the whole sizes, especially since it has a 495mm top tube! Until I have more answers, here’s the 2011 Raleigh Capri womens line up…
It seems that Riyoka has heard my call of need for clothing to wear on the bike, and into work.
Riyoko: ree-yo-ko v. to travel in Japanese.
“Biking allows you the freedom to get from point a to b on your own energy and focus. It allows you the freedom to take and create your own path and discover new things along the way…”
Proper technique in lubing your chain will help prolong the life of your drive train also a clean bike is a happy bike!! Read More
In the weeks, months and hopefully years to come, I’m going to start yapping about touring, camping and all things “adventure biking.” First thing up is of course the bike!
Welcome my Surly Long Haul Trucker
When I started this build I originally started it as a short distance commuter. The front end was very upright and not very efficient for the long haul, no pun intended. As my commute and need for a longer, faster, ride I swapped out the front end of the bike for a mountain bike flat bar, Ergon grips and longer stem.
The bike has been changed for a week and I’m really enjoying it. The first test will be a sub 24 hour overnight this weekend (S24o) when I ride to a nearby park to go camping.
An on going series from our friends at Renaissance Bicycles bring us unique bike builds to inspire everyone.
Barbara’s Rivendell Betty Foy was built for daily commutes, medium distance rides on local bike paths, and as a means to further enjoy cycling with her husband, Bernie. Read More
September 22nd is not only one of our children’s birthday, but it is also World Car Free Day. As normally I’ll be riding my bike to the bus stop both ways, but I encourage you all to chose your bike, public transportation or to simply walk to your destination if you can.