I’ve been a little MIA this week and I’m sorry for that. It’s been pretty busy – I took over a Frankfurt Twitter account for the week (more on that later) and have been generally busy and so I’ve not had time to “touch the computer” (as they say in Japan).
A few months ago, I bought an old bike at the flea market. It was a beautiful purple Indian bike, but its breaks were pretty dead and the tires were dead within a month or so. I got a little bit of money from the parental units for my birthday so I decided to splash out and buy myself a proper, new bike.
I wanted to lovely Dutch bike, but the boyfriend talked me round to a Jopo – a Finnish bike that is made for anyone and everyone to ride. With me being so damned short, I would need a 26 inch wheel bike at most and this is a lovely 24 inch. It’s a dream to ride – so smooth and easy. The only problem is that as it is, it has no gears and no normal break – you have to break by peddling backwards. I took one on a test drive and was so scared of not having a proper break. Luckily, German law says that you need a hand break and so the man installed one for me. As it happens, I use the handbreak only 1/3 of the time and have become used to the the back pedal break, but it’s just that it feels scary not to have something there to hold onto to break.
I’m really chuffed with my new bike, and the whole day was just a gorgeous Autumn day so we went for a ride down the river (again, more on that later) and I hope that we can have more weather like that soon because it rained ALL DAY today. It was horrible biking home from the boyf’s in the rain. Please, Mr Weatherman…