As was quickly becoming the norm, the day started with rain, but unlike the previous day this didn't detract from the riding. However, before I could get into the epic riding, I had a small problem to solve.
When you only pack 10.5lbs for a trip, you make sacrifices. In my case, I made a bit of a blunder sacrificing proper rain gear. I got by fine on the first day, but the second day I got hammered. I was hoping day 2 was a bit of an anomaly, but I also new I couldn't get chilled like that again, so I was out with credit card in hand looking to buy a proper rain jacket. Luckily for me (I have weird luck I tell you) Keswick is an outdoor destination, and there were all sorts of 1/2 off sales. As I plunked down the 50 pounds, I told myself it was worth the money if it either a) protected me from the rain, or b) brought sunshine. Actually, especially b).
As I bought the jacket I then realized I had another problem with the 10.5 lbs pack. I had no extra room!
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So I recieved this email the other day on whether or not to build your own bike
Subject:[Feedback] fixie beginner
Date: April 17, 2008 5:12:58 PM MDT (CA)
Hey, I've been riding for a pretty long time, having braved Boston, NYC and Dublin (and now SF). I'm looking to expand into the fixie world and wondering what you would suggest for someone beginning. Get a new one? Convert a vintage bike? Plead with the local store to help me? I obv know Sheldon for if I were to do the deed myself, just wondering if that's
the route you would suggest.
Any info would be appreciated
found this elsewhere... some many questions burst forth in my mind...