1. turns out the shifters on that cheap Raleigh were actually busted. that’s the thing about me & bikes; I don’t always know the difference between: “I can’t make it work” and “it doesn’t work.” but C thinks it shouldn’t be too difficult or expensive to repair, and that the frame itself was a great score.
  2. this month is the bicycle commute challenge, so I’ll be tracking my (non-recreational) mileage to win fantastic prizes.
  3. this morning I didn’t think to bring my gloves, and just about froze my fingers off screaming down the Legion St. hill…I’m working in Puyallup, and thus riding down to the downtown transit station. (sitting in B&B right now, getting some tea and change…and thawing my fingers)