Friday, August 18, 2006

I Joined a Cult

imageI am loathe to follow fashion, but sometimes something that “everyone is doing” is just a good idea.

Last night I bought a bike.

Part of my hesitation about biking in LA is that I’m afraid of being hit by a car. But the new trendiness of biking, I think, is helping to increase awareness of bikers as part of the normal flow of traffic.

The other thing that’s kept me from buying a bike is that freakishly steep hill that I live on. So, as a compromise, I bought a starter bike. If it doesn’t work out, you might see a craigslist link posted here very soon. But if it does work out, you also might see a craigslist post here very soon as I upgrade!

Actually, if this one works out okay I’ll probably trick it out with some fenders (since I’ll be commuting), a pannier or saddlebags, a kickstand (because I don’t like leaning my bike on stuff) and maybe one of those tall flags (I can get it custom printed with the candy blog logo!).

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:02 am     Curious News

  1. The CandyBlog CandyBike! I think you should go for it! (With the flag) :D

    Comment by Barbara on 8/19/06 at 5:02 am


  2. ...maybe you can just invent something for the bike!

    Comment by Russ on 8/19/06 at 12:53 pm


  3. Cybele, once you get to that point where you’re ready to ride to work, let me know, I’ll be happy to accompany you if you feel like the buddy system might help you get more comfy with the street scene.

    Comment by Will Campbell on 8/21/06 at 8:37 am


  4. Aw, that’s such a sweet offer, Will! More figs for you!

    I did try driving one of my proposed bike routes today and decided it was a bad idea, so back to the drawing board.

    Comment by Cybele on 8/21/06 at 2:49 pm


  5. Hmmm, which route? Please tell me it wasn’t the Sunset to Fountain to Van Ness to Melrose route. That’s your best bet.

    Comment by Will Campbell on 8/21/06 at 2:59 pm


  6. Awww, geez, Cybele - where do you find all the time and energy? Just seeing you pop up all over the Web exhausts me! smile

    Comment by Holly Jahangiri on 10/31/06 at 9:54 am


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