28 August 2011

A First And Last Ride

I'm going to commit an act of defiance:  I'm not going to tell you how I braved driving horizontal rain and vertical tides dropping from the New York Bay into my apartment.  That won't be too hard to do, for those things didn't happen.  In fact, I, like everyone else in my neighborhood, got off rather easily from what was supposed to be The End of Civilization As We Know It, a.k.a. Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene.

Of course, I didn't go outside in the wind-whipped torrents. Only a fool (me in my youth, perhaps) would have done such a thing.  

Ironically enough, the other day, Friday, was about as beautiful as a day could be.  I took my first commute of the new academic year--and my first commute on the Miss Mercian I bought last month.

And, yes, I got to ride off into the sunset.  I guess it was somehow appropriate for the evening before what was supposed to be The Storm Of The Millenium.


  1. So, did you drown yesterday and just haven't figured out a kind way to tell us yet? ;-)

  2. Glad New York made it through the storm with ease! This pic of you is great! Love that shade of blue.

  3. Regardless of how you braved the storm, I am glad you are all right!

    Now that we got that out of the way, the green Mercian mixte truly looks fantastic, as do you on it. How would you compare the ride quality to the newer Miss Mercian?

  4. Justine, Glad you are okay!
    Peace :)

  5. MelissatheRagamuffinSeptember 1, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Glad you're okay!

  6. Beautiful photo of you on the Mercian. Also, i noticed that the bungee cord looks like it's hooked to the bicycle. I've never seen this done. Does it stay on well?