Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Finally got to take my new bike (@Public Bikes C3) for a spin and headed out on the Stevens Creek Trail on Sunday. On Monday I cruised the high voltage transmission tower lines with my tripod over my shoulder, my camera bag in the front basket and my iPhone in a pocket. I'm ready for any photo.
This bike does have a few worrisome features. No quick release hubs for easy changing of flat tires. The pedal fell off right away and I had to have the crank arm replaced due to some stripped threads. Chris and Justin and Dawn at the South Park shop took care of me though, giving me a Public Bikes wrench and a giant container of honey to compensate me for my trials.
The gears seem a good fit for my at max overpass biking routes and the internal hub helps keep my pants legs clean. Weighing 29 pounds I need to beef up my biceps to get her on and off the train but the weight and frame geometry make for a smooth ride.
Most people seem to think I'm cute (definitely not Tour de France material) on this bike. It's a rather unaccustomed response. And I'm enjoying the lack of performance expectations that comes with it.
Posted by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson at 10:36 PM