“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.”
If Bike to Work Day met with little enthusiasm here in Massachusetts, at least it proved successful Seattle, where clear skies and moderate temperatures proved conducive to cycling. Also, it turns out I was wrong that nobody I talked to chose to bike to work: My dear Dad rode his bike, so at least my propaganda didn’?t prove completely fruitless.
Alas, this morning we discovered that in carrying my new bike up the stairs yesterday evening, some of what we suspect to be brake fluid from my disc brakes leaked onto the carpet and left a rain of brown spots. Dang. My bike fell over on the train yesterday and when I picked it up, a puddle of fluid had pooled beneath the rear brake, although I couldn’t see any damage and the brake works fine (albeit with an extremely loud, obnoxious howling squeal brought on by rain). I think I may have to take my bike in once again to the shop, probably next weekend, if this leaking persists. There’s no good way for me to securely attach my bike on the train to prevent its tipping over, so I’m not sure what I will do. I have begun seriously considering commuting directly to Charles River with no train in between, a ride of at least 20 miles each way. We’ll see.