Even More Food and Bikes

Day’s Verse:
All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.
Acts 2:44-45

You may have noticed that my blog has narrowed to two topics lately: Food and bikes. The interest in food really flows from the interest in — and time spent on — bikes. More time on bikes during the month of May simply means that I spend more time thinking about food, more time eating, and more time planning to eat. So, in honor of food and bikes, here they are:

My bike, finally completely repaired from the crash in March:
Artemis Pink 1

Artemis Pink Fork & Fenders

My first attempt at lemon meringue pie, assisted by my friend Rachel Klas from church.
Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie Cut

Thank you to Nana and Grandpa for the delicious lemons and Ken and Karolyn Alford for the extremely fresh eggs. The pie would not be what it is without your contribution. Yum.

So last night, I was cleaning my bike and investigating this bizarre, bad shifting I’d noticed all of a sudden on my Friday ride home. I twisted the barrel adjuster on the rear derailleur, and the next thing I knew, the cable went totally slack. A gentle tug pulled the cable and housing right out of the shifter. This meant an emergency trip to the Kirkland Bike Shop, where they slapped new cable and housing on there faster than you could say “Zack” (the name of the guy who did the work. Just a little pun there). I have to give Kirkland Bike Shop credit for squeezing my bike in during a very busy time of year and finishing it within 3 hours of receiving the bike — quite a feat. I recommend Kirkland Bike Shop, Pedal Dynamics, and JRA Bike Shop for anyone looking for fast, high-quality, personal bike repairs coupled with excellent customer service.

Also last night, Rachel came over for waffles and Lord of the Rings: Two Towers. We only made it through 1.5 towers before we all needed to go to bed. She came over after church this afternoon and we finished the movie and made the lemon meringue pie. I like people who don’t need every detail of a plan spelled out. In all, we had a very fun time eating, watching a movie, and getting to know each other. It’s been a good weekend.

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