Yesterday I rode down to Hyde Park on the south side to TATI Cycles. The meeting was awesome and I have something in the works with him now, one way or another. Still waiting on more details, but I’m very excited. Much closer to my new bike than I was a day ago!
Riding down the south side of the Lakefront Trail was a treat. Deserted and very “back to nature” compared to the north side, with its tacky tiki bars and beach volleyball in the summer. I was on the lookout for the Obamas (or, really, the Secret Service) since they were in Chicago for the weekend, but no such luck. Probably too cold.
The ride home was not as enjoyable, with a killer headwind. Going about 5 miles an hour on my heavy Oma with my thighs burning is not my idea of fun – this is why I need a second bike!! Oma is not made for 30 mile jaunts in 30 mph wind gusts. Is the wind this bad in other cities? I know I am in the Windy City and riding parallel to Lake Michigan but, man, these winter winds are a terror.
Anyway, wish me luck with my bike project! Hopefully I’ll have a new bike by early March!!