Saturday, June 19, 2010

Stop reading

Stop reading.  Seriously, a great day like this...  I will be disappointed if today does not have the lowest hit count all year.

Go find that bike buried in your basement.  Take it over to Kraynick's... Argue with Jerry to tune it up; he'll try and get you to do it yourself there in the shop with his help and tools. Go bike along the rivers.  It's hot, so make use of the overhead misters along the trail Downtown. Don't forget, there is some construction closing a small part of it. Build up some miles for the longer trip you will be doing.

We all know Pittsburgh has this new bike buzz going on.  Made me wonder who the first Pittsburgh Bicyclists were. Forget the traffic, they must have been brave souls just to bike over the Belgian blocks all day. Low and behold, an hour ago this book review came online about Pittsburgh bookeeper Frank Lenz who died in Turkey trying to bike around the world and what must be an amazing story of those who went looking for him. The book? The Lost Cyclist, but David Herlihy:

Read some of the contemporaneous coverage of his ride in 1892.

and can you believe that the Wikipedia entry for Frank Lenz only comes up with this article.  We seriously need to fix that.


Anonymous MH said...

You mention nice weather and the rain comes.

Saturday, June 19, 2010 6:38:00 PM  

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