Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Tuesday with Rebecca

Greetings Readers

Today was the first time this year that I took Rebecca out for a ride. I knew that today was going to be spectacular, but very windy in the afternoon.

The weather forecaster, er actually the "chief" meteorologists all over the local Denver weather stations predicted very nice weather. Wait readers - if you are not in the Denver area do you readers also have a lot of "chiefs" on your local news station? Who in the heck refers to them as chiefs. Thank goodness that we are past Gail "Storms", John "Tornado", Ashley "Showers", etc. I know it was, or perhaps still is, a cliche, but those who incorporate weather into their names are just so hokey sounding. Or in my opinion - so full of themselves (Sounds very familiar =) )

I digress With today going to be a pretty day - the night before I got Rebecca cleaned up. I checked her gears, cables, and tires. I wiped her down from all the dust that had accumulated throughout the past 6 months. I had to pump up the tires since they were both flat.

After all that was done - I decided to take some pictures of Rebecca. I am not sure why. Perhaps seeing all other bloggers taking pictures of their bikes from head to toe. I did not see the draw of taking many, many pictures of Rebecca, but I made sure to take some pictures that were worth posting to my blog.

Readers - nothing new about these pictures, except they are new angles of Rebecca. No, I will not make a new procedure to take many pictures from different angles of my bike and post, but every now and then I might do that for each bike I own.

Fast forward. I took her out and gingerly rode her at the speed of 13 mph. I was no hurry and I wanted to make sure everyone got a good look at her when I rode her all today.

I got my first comment when I was on Light Rail this morning.

"She is really a nice bike." a Light Rail passenger said to me.

"Thank you very much" I said smiling. A year later and she still gets respect.

And that is what makes my day. A single sentence like that passenger said can make the whole day pleasant

The evening ride home was a bit windy, which I made the choice (no excuse) to ride on the sidewalk. Due to the windy and gusty winds at times me and Rebecca were being blown all over the side of the road. I did want to take the chance to be blown into the middle of the road by a rogue wind into the front of a vehicle. Sidewalks all the way home is just perfectly fine.

Until the next time

Daryl Charley
The Fallen Athlete.

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