My baby Nick is back in da house!
I tend to name my vehicles (yes, even my bikes) and this one is named after Nick Cannon. The porn star, not Mariah’s wife. Given the oversized tubing, I felt it appropriate.
I actually picked him up at Venture North Bike and Coffee Shop on Saturday. They did great work and didn’t rip me off. Unlike the local chain “Erik’s” which was telling me I needed a bunch of unnecessary new stuff.
Plus, read the link about Venture North. They are a local, small business and they actually teach repair skills to at-risk youth in the community, refurbish used bikes and sell them, etc. All good stuff.
Anyway, I rode Nick a little this weekend, and then rode to work yesterday and today (we’ve had lots of rain and shitty cold temps so….). He’s riding so smooth now and the dérailleur is hitting all gears and the new brake is working awesomely.
Even though we are supposed to get storms this weekend (natch, cuz it’s a holiday) I plan to ride him a lot until we’re both worn out and dripping.
Just like I would do to his namesake.
P.S. It pretty much rained all weekend. And is still raining today.