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Hee hee!!!!!

Guess what I ordered today?




It's a Dahon Espresso. The bike folds in half on a hinge in the middle that locks into place when I'm riding. It's probably a little overkill for me, seeing as it has 21 speeds, but... it will fold up and fit in my closet while not looking dorky like most of the Dahon line. I sat on a 20 frame, and it was a bit too big for me, so we're going with the 18. The bike should be here by Thursday... I can't wait!

I'm so excited to start riding it up and down Riverside Park. I might even try commuting to work on it once in a while... we'll see. I haven't ridden a bike since god knows when, so I imagine there will be some weeble-wobbleness to me at first.

My local bike shop hosts this guy Terry Chin, who runs tours for the Five Borough Bicycle Club (5BBC). He offers bike classes out of the shop. $92 for 3 sessions, $36 for one. I'm contemplating taking the one session course just to see what he talks about. Bikers - what do you think?

This is so exciting. Woo!!!

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taliakit
Jun. 3rd, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
Cute. Do you fold in half on a hinge and fit in my closet as well? :-)
qnetter
Jun. 4th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
He folds in half, but doesn't fit in the closet.
nyssimi
Jun. 3rd, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
That is awesome and I like the new icon :)
njlexi
Jun. 3rd, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
Congrats on finally getting the bike you want, and for finding one that doesn't look, as you put it, dorky. This one looks pretty darned sweet from here!

Lookin forward to seeing you at Fest.
nex0s
Jun. 3rd, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
i've got a bike
you can ride it if you like
it's got a basket and bell and lots of things that make it look good.

i'd give it to you if i could

but i borrowed it.


n.
haptotrope
Jun. 3rd, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
bike classes are good. you learn things like how not to die. and how to fix a flat and stuff... Handy.
feyrieprincess
Jun. 3rd, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
You're so cute...
bearsir
Jun. 3rd, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
Hardly dorky at all. Nicely done.
glowroper
Jun. 4th, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
Bring it to TES Fest to ride between workshop venues.

And tying someone to it would be fun, too.
redhead_sue
Jun. 4th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
Definitely take the class.

And I think it's a great idea to take the bike to TES Fest, actually, although I'm not sure where you'd store it or lock it up...
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