So a couple or more years ago, we had a new editor at work (it’s a textbook publisher) who seemed cool, rode his bike to work once in a while, did some writing of his own, but this job wasn’t his thing, and he moved on after a while. My job isn’t all that close to home, so it was a pleasant surprise to learn he also lived in my neighborhood. And even though i don’t see him that often, we’re both on Twitter and sorta stayed connected in that bloggy way, and i learned that he’s written quite a few chapter books and was working on his first young adult novel, which is a pretty big deal. His name is Steve Brezenoff, the novel is called The Absolute Value of -1, and it’s coming out this September with Carolrhoda but you can see a little trailer for the book now:
This is a cool frame, but just doesn’t fit me well, so i’m moving it on. It’s a Lotus Pegasus probably mid-80s vintage. Tange Champion tubing, cool faux twin-plate fork, curved carrying bar at the top. The paint is pretty beat, and there was some surface rust on the chainstay which i cleaned up and primed, couldn’t find any cracks in the frame. I rode this just a few times, set up as a singlespeed, and it rides well.
The geometry is a little goofy, as it’s a 62cm ST with a 57cm TT (both C-C), so it’s tall but short. High BB, standover with 2.5″ tires is about 35″. Fun bike if it fits you.
Includes a smooth Tange headset and 126mm nutted bottom bracket (which i can remove if you don’t want it), and a nice 2-bolt Avocet seatpost. Asking $25, if no interest here i’ll be posting it on CL for $50.
Today was Fiona’s first day on a 2-wheeler, forever done with the training wheels. We’ve been practicing on and off for 2 weeks now, but today the weather was perfect, she was ready, and everything just clicked. After about 20 minutes of me barely guiding her, she was taking off by herself down the sidewalk by herself, straight as an arrow. She rode to the park, she rode with me (first father/daughter bike ride!) around the block twice, and refused to get off of her bike to get ice cream for dessert (though eventually relented).
This tidbit pretty much summed up the day:
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There is something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym. Bill Nye