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It's almost Friday

I rode Eleanor O to Clever Cycles today at lunchtime to have a couple of small adjustments made (notably, getting the brake levers a little less manly a distance from the handlebar grips).

While there, I got a rear-view mirror, an additional lock for those paranoid parking situations, and a new pannier-style basket.

The lock looks like something out of Transformers.

The basket is deep, grocery-sized and woven of natural baskety fiber, and hangs from the rear rack. It sticks up a bit, and it wasn't till I got on and started riding back to work that I realized it bumps into my butt. Or, you know, vice-versa. I think moving the hooks on the basket will be easier and faster than losing 30 lbs, so that's what I'm gonna do.

If this workday ever ends it will be a miracle. *looks at clock* Okay, I'm leavin'. Cross your fingers that the Muse of Writing Chapter 31 will visit me this evening.

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roxymissrose
Apr. 16th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
There's something wrong with me...I find that pic weirdly hot.

Maybe it's the gloves. :)
emeraldsedai
Apr. 16th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
roxymissrose
Apr. 16th, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
oh my....
emeraldsedai
Apr. 16th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
Right? Bicycle slash. I tell ya.
vampirefan
Apr. 16th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
omg i love that lock! i have one of those U shaped ones that's huge and clunky and there's no real comfortable way to hook it on the bike to carry it with me.

emeraldsedai
Apr. 16th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, Clyde has a U lock. It's very effective, and easier to hook to a bike rack than this new dealie, but the new one fits onto the frame a little more easily for carrying around.
cookiemom6067
Apr. 16th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
I am cheering your Chapter 31 muse VERY ENTHUSIASTICALLY

2-4-6-8 Who Do we Appreciate?
GOOOOOOOO, MUUUUUUSE!

So, do you still have Clyde, too, or is he going to a new home? I've gotten attached to the old guy, sight unseen.
emeraldsedai
Apr. 16th, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
I'm keeping Clyde. There will be plenty of times, I'm sure, when I want a faster bike and don't need any cargo capacity, and if I'm going to go car-free altogether, which I'm close to doing, it's a good idea to have a backup bike.

The Muse of Chapter 31, by the way, is back after a brief vacation, and seems to be in very good spirits.
belluthien
Apr. 16th, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
Greetings again!

As I mentioned in a comment after Chapter 30 in Restraint, I found you through karen_jk, but upon closer look I find we have exchanged a couple comments over on meta_writer a while back, when you wrote about the Cult of Done.

I hope you don't mind if I add you?

And yes, I'm crossing my fingers that your muse will treat you kindly.
y
emeraldsedai
Apr. 16th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
I just read your gorgeous comment on Restraint and am looking forward to thanking you for it properly--and answering it--from my home computer (which does not restrict my access to sites with "adult content" the way my work one does).

Your costume work looks fascinating!
belluthien
Apr. 16th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
Glad you did not think my comment on Restraint was too much!

Costuming is my other muse... ;-)
y

Edited at 2010-04-16 11:43 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous)
Apr. 23rd, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
Ha, I knew you were talking about the Abus Bordo lock when you mentioned transformers :) You'll have to let me know how secure you feel with it. Is it much lighter and easier to carry than the big Abus chain? I've been considering getting one for my Betty Foy.

Good luck with your muse!

-Dottie
(LGRAB)
emeraldsedai
Apr. 23rd, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
So far, I've found no occasion to use the Bordo lock. I park in a secure garage during the day and my chain lock feels adequate for that, and for quick runs into the grocery store. At night, I park in my back yard, which while not very secure, IS invisible from the street, and there I have no place to affix the Bordo.

But I carry it around on the frame, and I'm sure I'll find a use for it one of these days!
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