Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hike a Bike

My normal route has been cut off by a fallen bridge, but not to worry, this one was brought down on purpose. By a badly worded sign and an invalid assumption on my part, I was forced to detour. There is a walkway over the highway that required me to push my bike up the steps and keep hold of it on the way down.

"No big deal." you say, "cross racers do it all the time."

With a fully loaded Big Dummy? I happened to be carrying breakfasts and lunches for the week and my bag in the back. Wrestling 70 plus pounds of ponderous [searches in vain for words to continue the alliteration], uh, bike isn't really the way I like to start my morning. Pushing it up is one thing, but the trip down was the tricky part. A bike this heavily laden tends to take even the smallest suggestion from gravity and run with it...

Anyway, put on yer woolens and ride (or push) yer damn bike -- this is the best time of the year to ride.

3 comments:

WheelDancer said...

Bummer dude, sorry to hear about the bad start to the day. There has been some construction in Ft. Snelling and on the Greenway by Lake Calhoon but so far neither has impacted my commute. Yet...

Snak Shak said...

Tough luck, Brother Yam.

So far so good on the seasonal change. I find I actually like riding in the rain. As for construction, that is actually getting better for me. Downtown MPLS is finally starting to get put back together again.

Ride safe!

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