Yay Freewheel (on camera)! And thanks to those who spoke kindly for and of us!
Just to reiterate on the message below…
We will be open throughout the summer on Tuesdays 4-6pm, Club Alley, Student Union!
Please come by and help us out, or fix your bike, or find a bike to fix!!
May 19th: Normal open hours (6-9 pm)
May 26th on: 4 – 6 pm open hours.
By the way, if you are around over the summer, please come by and help keep the shop running. Many of us will be out of town.
Also “We’re elf, eh?” is an anagram of Freewheel. Think on that.
The day after my PhD dissertation defense I went on an 18 mile bike-ride in New York City. I rode from Astoria, over the triborough, through Randalls Island, over the triborough again to Manhattan, then up to the Bronx. From there I crossed back to Manhattan and rode down the west side bike path. Finally, I went back over the Queensborough. Pictures below.
Those of you who know me, know I moved out to Michigan last August for a job. Been doing lots of little dinky rides around, mostly for commuting to work. Not a whole lot worth seeing out here. A couple weekends ago, Summer (another former Freewheeler) and I made a trip along the river path running through Lansing (capital of Michigan, but I digress…). For several days before this we’d been bombarded with heavy spring rain storms. Trees were down and every low-lying piece of topography was overflowing with water, including the path. This is what I would call a “low key adventure”. See the pics below!
The branches were the least of our troubles. In several places the path was partially submerged.
The ride was meant to be over 10 miles, but was cut short after we encountered an area where the entire path was submerged.
We had no map, so we had no idea how to get around and ended up doing only 9 miles. But the moral of the story is don’t ride on river paths in the Midwest during the spring rainy season.