May. 31st, 2011 10:19 am
nimthiriel: (Bike)
 I've ordered a basket for my bike. I have plenty of bags already so I really don't need panniers, and I'd rather ride without a heavy pack on my back if I can avoid it.

So, the decision has been made: Rear basket! It has a sort of lid as well, which I can tie together to make sure things don't fly out when I'm riding over bumps. It'll make it a lot easier to transport things to and from work, and because I can cycle with a bag on my back, it increases my options for what I'm carrying where and how much of it there is.

What I need next is some kind of tarp to keep the rain off, especially if I'm carrying student work.


May. 29th, 2011 07:17 pm
nimthiriel: (Bike)
So, we got the bikes! XD They so totally rock. Mine looks like this:

IT IS SO COOL!!!!!!! I can't express how freaking awesome this bike is. I'll be testing it out on the Hills of Doom tomorrow, but judging what the 15km I did yesterday while taking it home were like, I feel extremely confident that I won't need a rescue mission. Also, it's a much nicer blue in real life. It's a bit more grey.


nimthiriel: (Bike)
Saturday led me to the decision that I need to never sleep in under any circumstances. I slept in and spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon feeling dreadful, and for an hour or two I thought I'd lost my car key which ultimately turned out to be in a pocket of my bag which I'd forgotten existed. So, from now on, I will get up at my usual time no matter what :-)

The rest of Saturday afternoon was spent at a friend's birthday barbecue. It was good fun as they were mostly people I knew from work, and I left shortly after a very impulsive Nutbush, which [ profile] roccondilrinon also got dragged into :-)

Today I woke up at 5:30am in order to get to the Melbourne Summer Cycle starting line by 7:15. When I got there I got my bike off the back of the car, sot myself all ready, and realised I'd forgotten my helmet. It is illegal in this country to cycle without one, so I this did not bode well. I nealry cried at the thought of not being able to participate in something which I've been looking forward to for weeks. Fortunately, Roccondil is kind enough to get my helmet and drive it over to me. I've offered to take him out to dinner to thank him for sacrificing a sleep-in for me, and I look forward to doing that once I get paid :-)

[ profile] ikona_rakasha and [ profile] dilph  were also doing the ride, and they were good enough to wait with me until I got my protective shell :-) We then rode the 40km and had dumplings for lunch afterward. It kind of rocked :-)

So yeah, feeling good! Back to work tomorrow, and this week looks like it should be good for riding back and forth right through! Hooray!


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