Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Things Happen When you Commute by Bicycle

Ah so apparently Spring Break in the toddler class is two days so I got to ride my bike again to work today. A good day indeed. And I got an added bonus this morning. As I was riding up Lafayette Street I noticed a little store called Kauffman Shoe Repair Supplies where you can find these babies:
What are they you ask? Well for those of you who are more cerebral inclined you probably have made the assumption that they are something for shoes. You would be correct in making such an assumption. These bad boys are for the tips of men's (or ladies) shoes and a good friend of mine in Siena, Italy who makes custom made shoes can't get them. Until a few years ago I was finding them in midtown west but then that supply store closed so luckily this morning as I'm whisteling my way to work I spot Kauffman Shoe Repair Supplies. Twelve boxes of 50 each on their way to Italy as we speak. Commute to work and good things happen. Well unless you get runover by a cab or something like that.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Commuting to Work

So this morning Tiiu tells me that Liam is on Spring Break. Spring Break? He's three and a half and he has Spring Break? Crap that's costing me $152.32 for one day of school. So now I don't have to drop him off at school and because my wallet is missing (later find out Liam hid it under his bed) I've got no money to get to work so I decide to ride my bike to work.

Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge - slight rise a little harder on my Electra Amsterdam than on my Prince. I figure I'm doing a solid 220 Watts right now

Accross the Brooklyn Bridge and by the court houses and government buildings in lower Manhattan

4th Avenue clear and hugging the middle lane. That can't be safe.

Park Avenue with Grand Central in the distance. Almost there and no problem so far
A couple of close fits but all in all maneagable
Almost at Grand Central

Hello there. Little cyclist on the road. My lane. Not that most cars care

Good Morning fellow comutter.

Safe at the office. The last time I commuted to work my bike got stolen. Let's see if this time its safe.