Bike Mechanics, fight commentators, and rum drinkers
Me: (shrugging) Everyone’s got their front-runners and back-burners. If I’m your back-burner, I’m fine with that. Kinda prefer it right now, actually.
BrightBea: God, who says that? Are you insane?!
Me: You mean clinically or…?
Chad came by the other day to help me assemble a bicycle. It’s a ridiculously long story that I’ll summarize as follows:
- I bought a used Dahon Matrix – also in Brooklyn – to install an iMortor (sic) 3.0 electric wheel. It didn’t fit.
- After dremeling it and widening the fork, the fork broke.
- So we got another fork. No love; still didn’t fit.
- During this whole time, Chad’s discovering he likes biking. To wit, I sell him the Dahon Matrix and buy a used Dahon Espresso that he picked up for me from Staten Island.
- Because that bike had v-brakes and not disc brakes, the electric wheel fit perfectly.
- But then we had to install brand new brakes to make it work.
- And then a bike rack to hold the kid, which is why I started this process in the first place.
- Plus safety lights and stuff.
- This whole adventure took a few months. And we’re not done yet. But, we’re close. When I finally get it completed, I’ll take some pics and show you.
I’m thinking that, if this goes well, we should make business cards that read:
Logan and Chad: Bike mechanics, fight commentators, and rum drinkers
Only two of those three statements are functionally accurate.
Her: Why do you prefer it?
Me: People aren’t ready for me and what I can do.
Her: What can you do?
Me: Oooh, you haven’t earned that. Yet. You might.
Speaking of rum, two tenants moved out today and gave me a bottle of rum. They’re probably two of my favourite ones. The tenants, that is.
But I get it; no point in paying Manhattan rents if you’re working from home alla time.
Me: Wow, I’m touched. Man, I’m so sad you two are moving out. We have to keep in touch!
The crazy thing is that I dropped the glass bottle coming down the steps and it BOUNCED on two concrete steps before it landed in an extremely gross and putrid city puddle.
But, it survived relatively unscathed.
There’s a life lesson there, somewhere. The power of rum, perhaps?
Location: 48th Street and Riverside Park
Music: you freeze up like winter season in June (Spotify)
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