Thursday, April 12, 2007
Don't put away your parkas, kids! We got over 5 inches of snow yesterday, which was a record for April 11. I didn't ride, owing to a broken chain on the Moose and a sneaking suspicion that a fair number of drivers might have forgotten how to pilot their vehicles safely in the interval since our last snowfall. This followed an unusually cold fortnight of temperatures averaging 20f degrees below normal. I'm pretty sure the beets and turnips I planted near the end of march are dead. The peas are probably fine. Our Master Gardener class was cancelled last night.
And then there's the newest member of the fleet, my wife's new Electra Amsterdam. It's been a little too cold or snowy to ride it, but she really loves it and I think it'll get lots of use. I'm pretty sure it will get a Sturmey-Archer dynamo drum brake front hub installed in the front wheel pretty soon here. A brighter halogen light or maybe an Inoled will be in order too, along with a basket. It came with a good taillight though. I'll give it a little write-up and some better photos here in a bit.
Posted by Michael Lemberger at 9:08 PM