So many stories, so little time

I have a lot that I want to talk about, but just not enough time to get all the posts done so here is the key synopsis of everything I want to talk about

Occasionally check the cleat screws in you cycling shoes! - I had one fall out and couldn't get my shoe uncleated without taking it off. Luckily, I was in a position that I could do that will out falling over.

I'm re-riding the Silver Strand tonight - I guess I won't get the great sunset this time because of the time change, but I am confident I will make the ferry. Hopefully I'll be able to post a summary tonight.

Couple of new blogs on the Blogroll - Bike commuters is an excellent read!

Bought a new light - I'll post a review after I've used it more than once.

Tomorrow Morning's Weather will be off for a week - off the bike too. Heading to Vegas for the Mountain West Conference basketball tournament. Still haven't got a folding bike so looks like I'll be using the shuttle if I care to make it over to the strip from our hotel.

To tide you over here are some bike safety tips from The Onion:

  • Always use hand signals when turning at intersections. There's nothing motorists pay more attention to than hand signals from bicyclists.
  • Leaving your bike out in the ice and cold all winter may cause serious damage. But it makes a nice subject for the cover illustration of a short-fiction quarterly.
  • Always wear a helmet. If this makes you uncomfortable, think of the helmet as a crown and yourself as King Dorko.
  • Placing your feet firmly on the pedals of the bike will help reduce the "Wheee" sound emitted from your mouth while going downhill.
  • Insist on a bicycle made of solid matter. Liquid and vapor bikes are a passing fancy; argon frames are particularly shoddy.
  • Taking your bike in for a professional tune-up is a great way to waste $25.
  • Be sure to wear your seatbelt, even if just biking down to the corner store.
  • Fat-bottomed girls may be riding today, so look out for those beauties, oh, yeah.
  • Visibility is crucial when biking. Ride with a lit highway flare in each hand.
  • Every three to four weeks, lightly oil the chain. Then dip it in flour and fry it for a real taste treat.
  • As soon as you buy a bike, talk to your friends about how great Shimano crank sets and STX hubs are.
  • Does your city have adequate bike paths? If not, consider bitching about it to your local government for the next 40 years.
  • If rich, spoiled Francis Buxton steals your bike, go on a hilarious and heartwarming journey through the American Southwest to get it back.
  • Bike safety can never be stressed enough. If you doubt this, try stressing it as much as you possibly can. It won't be enough–guaranteed.