Re: [rootsradicals] Getting ready to roll
- So far I know of only one set of bollards on any of my routes - but then
we don't have many bike paths! But I know what you are talking about.
I'll need to make sure that I clear cars even farther though on that side.
I loaded up the bike when I got home tonight so see how the folding
table did without a long loader. It's a small wooden sewing table of my
great grandmother's - about 100 years old, literally - that is actually
lighter than those hard plastic topped folding tables. It's also fairly
small. Well my heel clears the wideloader and the table by a good 6
inches - there are some advantages to being small! It seems like it will
work fine. The rest of the kit is just 2 rectangular grass baskets with
the herb stuff and a small cooler for lunch etc. It's supposed to be 90
degrees here - WAY above normal so I need to keep lunch cool.
I'll borrow a chair from the office when I get there. The only folding
stool I have is my keyboard/harp stool and it's heavy. I looked for a
small hiking stool this past weekend but no one had one. Typical...
> Remember to watch out for those bollards they put around bike paths
> and pedestrian areas to stop cars driving through. Some of them around
> here are only just wide enough to get through with two wideloaders on.
> I've clipped one with a wideloader before and buckled my back wheel
> when the impact shunted the bike sideways. Interestingly the
> wideloader didn't bend; it only had a small scuff mark, but the wheel
> was bent out of shape enough to make the tire rub the bike frame. I
> give them plenty of space now.
> I too have caught my heel when taking off before, as Juergen pointed
> out. You only have to do it a couple of times for the lesson to sink
> in. Nothing like a little pain to make the brain learn :-)
> On 10/4/07, *Anne Littlebird* <issumatuq@...
> <mailto:issumatuq@...>> wrote:
> Yes and knowing me I'd catch my heel every time. Luckily I have small
> feet so I might be OK. :)
> Juergen Weichert wrote:
> > Sounds like ou are having a great time! :-)
> > WideLoaders are awesome.
> > Just remember it is easy to "catch" your heel when starting off.
> Get on
> > your bike with the WideLoaders and with one foot on the ground
> just move
> > forward slowly so that you can figure out at which point you
> catch your
> > heel with the WL (if at all). Then you have to remember not to do
> > that......
> > Juergen
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