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October 01, 2006

It's like riding a bike…

Following the continuing demise of my car, I’ve just bought a bike… Last one I had was when I was about 12, so I felt a bit out of my depth…

I got advice of my bike-expert colleagues. The basic consensus was to go for a hybrid, and not fall for the cool-looking mountain bike.. So I went to Hawk’s and bought a dual suspension mountain bike ... oops! I guess I’ll just have to learn the hard way! At least it looks cool, I think ;o)

My new bike

It does seem to be quite light, so I think I followed that piece of advice ok! Also got myself some lights, mudguards, lock, and of course helmet.

Obviously, considering the (bad) luck I’ve been having this week (car still in garage; no idea whether it is worth fixing, for instance), as soon as I bought it, the skies went black and there was a storm over Coventry, so my idea of riding it home was thwarted… I ended up getting a taxi home, and not riding it properly until just now, an exciting Sainsbury’s trip.

Anyway, hopefully I’ll be a bit more lucky with the weather tomorrow… we’ll see!

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