Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Readying the bikes for Togo.
In the photograph above, there is a small cluster of bikes by the railing. These were the bikes that did not have flat tires. The larger cluster in the foreground had, on an initial inspection, no serious defects other than flat tires. A friend, Robert Tate, and I spent 90 minutes last night sorting out the bikes for obvious defects and pumping up flat tires. By Saturday, the date of a work party to fix and repair the bikes, we will know which bikes retained their air and which have become flat once more.
The Saturday work shop will be a chance for members of "The Wheels of Fortune" to make use of their bike fixing skills. That group is the recreational cycling group of Glen Cairn United Church that since spring has gone on recreational cycling trips most Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings. This will be the last formal Saturday gathering this season, with a wrap-up excursion planned for after church on Sunday for a picnic at a local park (Andrew Haydon) on the shores of the Ottawa River.