Well, today is stopped raining.
The rain is nice to have after the long hot summer that we had. Vancouver is a city that really can’t handle temperatures of 40C
It’s nice to have the rain, but the rain keeps me from cycling.
When I was much younger I used to ride in the rain without a care.
When I first moved to Vancouver in 1992 I used to ride from my apartment in the West End of Vancouver over to Brunswick Lions Gate Lanes in West Vancouver. And this was back in the days before the bridge was up graded with proper width sidewalks that can accommodate one lane of bicycles and one lane of pedestrians.
There’s nothing like descending the south side of the bridge going into Vancouver with nothing more than cantilever rim brakes in the rain.
I’ve pretty well owned bicycles for the entire time that I’ve lived out here. There’s only been a couple of years when I didn’t ride.
But now with my e-bike I find that I am logging quite a few more kilometres per day / per week / per month than I ever had before. Legs, knees, and hips don’t get sore anymore. And it’s an upright step-through. Being upright doesn’t bother C4-C5-C6 in my neck. And being a step-through means that my dresses aren’t a problem.
I bought this bike back in January and I put 5,000 km on it back in August. Already had to put a new tire on the back. Due to the geometry of this bike the rear is carrying about 50% more weight than the front.
Well, I’m also officially fifty years old now. If I actually still ate at Denny’s I’d be five years away from the Seniors Discount. I don’t let my head hair grow in very often, but when I forget to shave for a couple of day I can see that my head hair is Snow White now.
I’ll have some observations to come up on other things, but for now it’s time to go out for a bicycle ride.