As with my stop in Cincinnati, LA succeeded in stopping me for longer than I’d planned. The plan of arrive on Monday, meet Mike on Wednesday and ride out on Thursday had been scuppered by Mike’s issues with his water heater blowing up. David, my host had let me know I should feel free to stay as long as I wanted and that he’d be free to ride out together with me on the Sunday, and so 3 nights turned into 6.
Sunday morning rolled around and Mike, Carmen and I had breakfast. He’d
Back in September, I entered a contest on TravellingTwo to win a bag to store my cables. Up to that point, I’d been using Ziploc bags, but they’d always get damaged after a month or two and I’d have to get a new one. I tweeted their message and kept cycling.
A week later, I was contacted by Friedel from TravellingTwo to let me know that I’d won. She put me in touch with SFBags, the maker and they asking where I wanted the bag sending.
Back in Arizona, I’d stayed with Peter and seen his saddle. Like my Brooks B17, it was made of a thin piece of leather, something that always gets confused stares from people who think that a bike saddle should be as soft as a cushion but with a slit down the middle. It is meant to allow the leather of the saddle to move with your pedal strokes and reduce stress. I’d not found my B17 to be uncomfortable, but considering
After almost a month, it was finally time to leave Cincinnati. I’d used the time to get some new things for my trip including two tyres, a wheel-lock, a chain, a bell and some legwear. I’d taken my bike to a shop to replace the chain, the first thing I’d had to replace outside of the spokes. The old chain probably still had a couple of thousand miles in it, but I was in no need to try to squeeze every inch of life out of it. When replacing my chain, the mechanic told me that
I’d been sat round in Cincinnati for a while and was getting restless. The original plan had been to hang out for a few days, but then I decided it was finally time to get my camera seen to. Since at least Christmas I’ve had a little black dot in most pictures and all videos I’ve taken. Pictures are easy to edit in Lightroom, but it’s been much more effort to edit than I’m willing to keep doing for the next however long. I figured it’d be a couple of weeks and