The weather cooled down for a couple of days and I was excited to get the kids into their cute rain clothes and not feel like I was constantly sweating. For a minute, I almost wished I had gotten the rain cover but then realized that it'll be a thousand degrees in about a week and we didn't need the Bullitt turning into a greenhouse.
Yesterday, we were hanging out at the park and I thought about Dorie's secret third seat on the Bullitt. I thought Big Brother was a year or two away from having long enough legs. Turns out, we've got a brand-new seat!
I had to do a few more errands this evening and I actually used my mom's car for part of it because it was at our house and I needed to bring some of my bikes back from their house. It worked out well but I ended up having three very close calls while driving. I realize that the biggest factor in crashes is speed. I was really grateful that I was going so slowly when one car backed out of a parking space in front of me without looking and another turned left into my lane mere feet from my bumper. This graph stays in my mind constantly, especially when I'm driving. I really think cars should be limited to 20mph in populated areas, max.
I spent the rest of the evening installing new bar-end mirrors to the Bullitt and Mundo, fixing and replacing some bells, and putting an older mirror on the currently-defunct Linus. That's about the extent of my mechanic skills--if it requires more than an allen key, I'm usually out of luck.
Although, Tim did let me put together this pretty Boda Boda for the shop! I learned about truing wheels, adjusting brakes, screwing on pedals, and fun stuff like that. It may not be huge repairs and I did need quite a bit of guidance but it's given me a better understanding about how bikes work. I love working at Practical Cycle!