01 December 2008
i call her blackie
Is it ok to name bikes.....?
Just got back from the bank, had to come home as I found leaving Blackie locked up outside too stressful-I've had 3 bikes stolen in last 2 years. So, only a very short ride but first impressions are very good. I feel like I'm 12 again and razzing about on my bmx, ace!
It's so light and nippy, even compared to Roadie (oh dear I've said it out loud!). I am going to have to alter a few things though. The original front break is just a bit of retro accessorizing at the moment, it barely slows me down. I've got a v-break to put on, just waiting for a noodle. Now that just sounds weird! Also, the flat pedals hurt my corns! I've got some knobbly-er tyres and a lighter handle bar to put on, oh and I'll probably remove the reflectors too!
Can't wait for tomorrows night ride in the woods.