So Jeff bought me this shiny new toy for my birthday. It’s green. It shines. It has new brakes, an air pump, a removable basket, and some lights.
In short, it is fabulous. And today, I rode it home from work.
This, for me, was no small feat. I was sweaty when I arrived at the Metro station in Pasadena, because I have not ridden a bicycle in forever. I had to take the bike on two trains, taking elevators to both, and had to stand the entire time whilst on the train because I needed to hold up my bike. At least that meant I didn’t fall asleep on the train, though, like I normally do. Instead, I got to read my book and look cool, too ;).
All and all, a good first experience.