Seasonal Weather Finally

I was kind of lollygagging around the house when Larry, a friend and new bike rider called. “Hey John, I’m down the street on the bike path, can I come by?”  He did, with bike questions.  Larry suffered his first flat last week and couldn’t find a replacement tube at Walmart so he settled for a cheap patch.  I told him that it would not hold for long and to go to another store and get a good patch kit.

He also mentioned that he had to take the brake pads off so he could remount his front tire.  I gave him a quick show and tell of how to open the brakes, and the proper settings of his pads.  He had them rubbing the tire and the rim.

I rode with Larry back to his start location and offered to take him on a longer ride. “How far” was his response. Larry is gradually learning about the bike culture and all that goes along with it, and no longer thinks six miles is a long ride.  He is at double that for now, but soon enough he will be doing the twenty miles rides without giving it a second thought.  For now though, he is bound to the local bike path. No road riding yet.  It will come.

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I decided to ride into the city to have lunch at Destination Soup. It’s a hip downtown place with soups that make you moan at the first spoonful. mmmm.  But they were closed.

Continuing  to the WiFi hotspot I came across a riding friend Charlie, who does all his online Facebook photo posts from there.  Riding my bike in New Bedford is the title of every post.

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New Hat, New Bike, riding in New Bedford with and Old Friend.

Last stop of the day was the drive through ATM to resupply.

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