Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Last Three Days!

Since I'm stuck with my dad's dated software and computer (1998 would be the date I believe), I haven't been checking any of my e-mail accoounts very much and I almost completely missed the opportunity to tell you about a cool contest being sponsored by TopShop and a fashion blog called Chictopia. If you've already heard about it that's great, but if not, you have 3 days to take a picture of yourself looking snazzy with your bike in order to win a TopShop designed bike.
All applicants must be above 16 years old and in the US. The deadline for the last photo submission is July 17 and the link to check out the competition is at http://www.chictopia.com/topshop_bikeclub_contest. Good luck!

On a related note, pictures of ye olde 10 speed, Mr. Lavender, looking snazzy with his new handlebar tape and inflated tires will be coming as soon as I can figure out if I can send the pictures through the library computer.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Virginia Update

I haven't yet gotten on the Hampton Roads portion of the East Coast Greenway as my old Murray 10 speed(I thought it was a Huffy for some reason) is in pieces. My dad tried to replace the back tire for me, but I don't think he took note of where the chain was when he took the wheel off so we can't get it back correctly. He did it in the morning when I was still asleep so I can't help in that department. Perhaps, running into back tire replacement problems are a heritary trait in my family. I'm writing from the library where I hope to find a book about bicycle repair. There is a bike shop in town called Scat Bikes--quite close to the house, in fact--but they're very busy. I called them on Monday thinking that Dad and I might not be able to handle the derailleur crisis and the mechanic said they wouldn't get to my bike until Friday! I guess that's kind of a good thing. I've seen a pretty good amount of people riding bikes in Portsmouth and the buses I've seen almost always have a bike on the rack. The weather has been spectacular with some evenings being downright cool (I was actually chilly last night). This makes it all the more galling that I have no bike to ride. At least others enjoyed the freedom of cycling in the bicycle parades held on Independece Day.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


All you need now is some white and blue and you'll be ready for Independence Day. Go, America! It's our birthday. And we're all gonna party like it's our birthday!
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