Tuesday, June 9, 2009

More in Los Angeles

While Chris and Casey were helping out at one SAG stop for the LA River Ride, Hannah and I were pretending to know something about bicycle maintenance at another. It was a lot of fun and we learned a lot about how to fix bikes while helping others fix theirs. There were also lots of tires to be pumped up - and probably the funniest fix was for somebody who had stepped on a wet Clif Bar and got it jammed in the cleat of his shoe.

We also biked part of the route around the city to take down signs after the ride was done. It was a really cool way to see the city. And a great introduction to riding on big city streets.

Last night there was a girl's night at the Bicycle Kitchen - giving a space for just women to come in and learn to build and fix bicycles. What a fabulous idea to get more women to learn about bicycles - who may otherwise feel intimidated. Just one more thing that makes the Bicycle Kitchen so great! The 3 Join the Cycle women headed down to check that out and offer whatever knowledge we may have.

Today was errand day. Now there's just one more day to get everything all ready for the big start on Thursday! Getting so excited!

I want to throw out a huge thanks to the Pedal House in Laramie, WY for helping soooooooooo much in getting me ready for this trip. They were very supportive and worked magic in getting my bike set up for a cross country ride. Thanks Pedal House!!! Y'all are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ melissa

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