Friday, August 26, 2011

Ding Ding It's Friday

My Crane Ding Ding Bell

This bell is loud and has an excellent tone and lasting post-ding resonant reverberations. It's bold and brassy and sounds like Friday. It was 113F in Phoenix on Thursday setting another new record high for the date during this heatwave, and still 100F at 10pm. But no earthquakes to report, no hurricanes here either, although we did have another big dust storm in the middle of the night giving uber-PM10 pollution levels throughout the day advisories of all sorts flying hither and yon, excessive heat, unsafe particulate levels, ozone bonus days. I don't know that it's a long-term good idea to be out riding around on an PM-10 + ozone warning day, I think they are telling me to stay inside and watch television else surf the closeout sites and buy junk I didn't know I needed instead of riding outside. At one time I tried riding while wearing an N99 mask but that just wasn't something I could get used to.

Lot's of people here saying they don't like the heat, saying they're tired of it, saying they wish it was fall here already, saying I'm crazy for riding my bike to work every day, but I love summer's last blasts. Thrive on it. Bring it. Cycling in this heat is sweet as my brass Crane bell. DING DING it's Friday. This yellow bike got to ride ride this weekend get us some more heat. Less web, more riding. That's the plan.

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  1. I also think you're crazy -- I'm no fan of heat -- but I understand the feeling. A lot of people think I'm crazy for riding during the winter, or in the rain, or any other conditions perceived as slightly uncomfortable. That said, any of those things, over a prolonged period of time, can get to me.

    Love the shiny bell on the yellow bike. Looks like a lot of fun.

  2. The heat was fine this summer until I got sick. I'll even ride with Kermit the squeaky frog, but I draw the line at sissy bells. I'd rig up an air horn first.


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