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Seat Post

I was toodling along towards the grocery store on Eleanor O when I went over a little bump and kronk, the metal undercarriage of my Brooks saddle gave way at the point where it joins the seat post.

"Ha ha ha ha!" the universe seemed to cry. "You think you are so amazing for losing 35 lbs, but you have broken the seat of your bike, so draw your own conclusions."

Eleanor O was instantly rendered unrideable. I wheeled her to the bike parking, locked her up, did my shopping, and walked the two miles home lugging her baskets. A couple of hours later my sis and I went to get her with a car and a bike rack, and I'll ferry her over to Clever Cycles tomorrow for repair.

Two good things came out of this small misfortune. Well, three if you count the fact that it happened when I was going very slowly on a pedestrian path.

The first is that I discovered to my surprise that Eleanor O, as big a girl as she is, fits just fine on a bike rack on the back of a 1988 Honda Civic. Mind you, she weighs as much as three sporting bikes, so she should probably be the only bike on that rack at any given time, but still.

The second is that I haven't walked two miles in several months, and boy was it easier this time than last time. So, though I'm still evidently seat-bustingly large, I'm returning to walking-doesn't-kill-my-feet territory, and I'm happy about that.

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