This, ladies and gentlemen, is the super awesome bike I get to ride for the next few days:
No, I haven’t purchased a new bicycle, nor have I become any sort of awesome sponsored bikepacking athlete — I just dropped my bike off at Gladys Bikes for a before-I-go-on-a-trip-in-the-middle-of-nowhere tune-up. And since at the last minute this tune-up is going to take more than one day and since I rely on my bike for everything, Leah gave me their Surly Ogre to ride until my bike is done.
Best. Thing. Ever! So far, I’ve biked around with a giant goofy grin on my face all day, even though all I’ve been doing is my normal-life errands and commuting. This bike is amazing! It makes me want to ride and ride and ride into the great uncharted beyond! I want to put stuff sacks all over it and camp my way into the middle of nowhere! It’s sort of too bad that I’m just going to ride it to work tomorrow, though I’m pretty excited to hit up Powell Butte on the way home and see what it’s made of.
It’s kind of awesome to switch up your bike once in a while:) And it’s kind of awesome when a bike shop will give you a brand-new bike to ride while yours is getting fixed. Thanks for the smiles and the solutions, Gladys!