I completely wore out my old wtb saddle which had been with me for about three bicycles. Now, with a longer commute, I figured I could easily break in a Brooks. I’ve gone about 60 miles on it with 25 of them in torrential rain. The instructions on Brooks website suggest stretching the saddle every six months.
The way it presently sits isn’t particularly comfortable. I slide down to the center of the. Saddle and also keep pushing. Myself back to the rivets where the saddle doesn’t try to rub my perineum. It’s this a common experience? I’m also tempted to tip the nose of the saddle higher so I don’t slide forward as much. You can clearly see the nose is really high already. Was very tempted to bend the dang thing into a different shape but I calmed down after that grouchy ride. Advice?
Thots on 2015 tweed ride possibilities
Non-facebook page. FB is convenient but not all-inclusive. Blog?
– historically appropriate venue: Roeder Home
– invite a photographer with a field camera (WCC) with polariod back
and demonstrate a phosphorous flash
– kids crafts table before hand
– start ride at library?
– have handouts on historical spots (not all, just a one or two between parks)
– contra dancing or banjo at final stop
– bbq for food
– judges for best bike, kids bike, best costume, best kids costume, best blog story
– a stop in Fairhaven, and a story from the Bham Bureau Historical Investiations?
– Before-hand crafting table near farmers market:
. yarn mustaches
. paper top hats
. round framed glasses
. bike mustache badges
– earlier notification
– tea and scones for snack (sip-t?)
– bellingham radio museum display, old time radio music? (who does the sat/sun radio show)?
This so telling about our society:
We’ve been conditioned since infancy to ignore most of these fatalities, along with the behaviors that cause them. If you’re a typical American, your first experience of speeding was while strapped into a car seat, and you rode past half a dozen fatal accident scenes before speaking your first complete sentence.
I would like to thank Craig and Stacy and all the guests for a most enjoyable night at Earl’s Bike shop. If you would like full sized pictures, feel free to contact me either by commenting on this post, finding me on FB, or thru Craig and Stacy.
This thread on biking with pets makes me happy. Much happier than dealing with flaming bits of computer…you can tell it’s been a ruff night. Ruff! Ruff!
Katura forwarded me this Tweed PDX video.
My sister went down to the tweed ride in Portland this weekend. Looks like there’s some good photos up on flickr. Lots of sepia work, of course! I’m going to keep a lookout for grapma’s wool clothes as Goodwill. Bellingham will have a Tweed Ride someday, and I’ll be ready!
My sister also saw a wonderful example of the DIY bike spirit: a mother that built her own wooden cargo boxes for the back of her longtail bike. Big enough to carry her groceries and her baby seat. Awesome!