Sunday, November 08, 2009
For our snack at Great Brook Farm, I brought a pannier of Kim's famous apple hand pies and a big thermos of hot mulled cider.
In addition to my clever handlebar bags doubling at compact color-coordinated panniers, I made use of the eyelets on my saddle and a pair of good old leather toe straps to carry the thermos! Toe straps are a completely underappreciated cycling accessory!
Monday, November 02, 2009
I had a perfectly delightful coffee & lunch last week with Trinity Italian professor Dario Del Puppo and student Jamie Merolla (class of 2010). Both kindred spirits: keen cyclists and Italophiles, and Dario in particular is completely in tune with my velo-sensibility: he rode a beautiful vintage Fat Chance fixie to our rendezvous, and he has a great variety of steel bikes in his stable. I'm looking forward to riding with them in the springtime, if not before!