Monday, October 27, 2008

Rain, Rain, Go Away...

...or not...

I just built my single-speed mountain bike which will serve as my winter-weather & off road fun bike. Unfortunately, I forgot the most vital component of the bike: fenders. My inaugural ride was a 7km commute from my apartment to campus and it just so happened to be raining. My Avid BB7 brakes and knobbie 26x1.95 tyres made short work of whatever the wretched weather threw at me and my cold weather tights & jacket kept me warm, but puddles and mud turned my brisk ride into a terrible commute. I arrived on campus with wet socks, shoes and pants (The tights kept me warm but my outer layer which, was a pair of jeans, did not fair well) and specs of mud on my face & glasses.

I love riding in the rain, I really do! It's great to ride while people duck for cover or stand idly with their bikes under archways, but I need fenders on this bike! I plan to hit MEC tonight or tomorrow to get some.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hello World!

G'day reader!

If you have stumbled upon my blog it may be because you are interested in cycling, Toronto or both! This is a blog written by me, Bikeroo, on anything cycling in Toronto. This blog is mostly for my own sake to upload my photos, routes, an inventory of parts I have or anything else related to bicycles, bicyclists and bicycling. If anything here interests you please feel free to comment.