It’s here! It’s here! My new brightly colored (The palette is named “Hard Candy,” thankyouverymuch.) fixie has arrived, courtesy of Mahfia and Mixie. I’ve just set it up with a new seat, kickstand, lights, and basket – All just in time for the SF Bike Expo!
I’ll be there Saturday to attempt to cut my teeth among throngs of far more knowledgeable cyclists. Since I’m nothing of a hardcore or industrial rider, I’m going to be in ultimate sponge mode. There’s a lot going on that day, from live demonstrations to a Pedal Savvy fashion show to custom frame building.
SF Bike Expo. Cow Palace, 2150 Geneva Avenue, Daly City, California, 94014.
Companies I’m particularly looking forward to checking out:
- Chrome – I need to learn what makes a good casual cycling shoe. (Also their bags are badass, duh.)
- Bern – I have a Bern helmet (‘Happens to be named “Berkeley.”), but I have to ask the embarrassing question “How do I keep the cloth visor clean?”
- High Fydelity – Yes, yes, I’ve got three of these stereobags, but they make such great gifts! Plus I know that company’s full of fun accessory ideas.
I’m a total neophyte when it comes to cycling around, so I’m lucky as heck to be gifted with this bike. It’s obviously got a lot of character, but it’s also super light and great for the round-the-city cycling I’ll be doing. For our inaugural ride together, Bill and I rode to the marina and then up and down Frontage Road. Take a look, and then take a breath: How can you not love biking around the Bay in the season that is supposed to be Fall?