Oops, I did it again.  My wife went out of town and I got another bike.  Thinking about it, perhaps there is a pattern there, maybe?  What I did was purchaseI, for a small sum, a Kona Dew hybrid/urban bike, but what I really did was solve the gear ratio problem I was wrestling with on the Burley.  The Burley is a hybrid of sorts, but the gear ratios are strictly street (Shimano 105, 52-tooth), making it tough to do many of my steep routes.   Really, to upgrade the Burley to something a bit more mountain bike-ish in the way of gearing would have cost quite a significant portion of the price of this much newer and already geared correctly bike.  I’ve had a Kona Dew in the past, but it never seemed to fit me well.  However, somewhere between that older Dew and this newer Dew, Kona redesigned the frame resulting in a bike that I immediately felt comfortable riding.

I have yet to go a maintenance check on it, but hope to get that done and get at least a short ride in this weekend.

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Poor as my writing might be, I still like to write. I’ve written a blog or two in the past, but at one point or another they each became a chore rather than a joyful pastime. C.S. Lewis said, regarding writing, “Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.” I will be following Lewis’ advice so this blog, which bears my name, will remain a joyful pastime. Hope you like bikes.