N Plus – Steady On

Well, I had a tragic badger story I was going to share with you this evening but it’s all gone a bit CSI:Bigtown with talk of post mortems and special operations units, so you’ll have to wait for that one until I’ve got a conclusive ending, if I ever do.

However I did get the bike serviced, and it now has a completely new drive train and pedals and very spiffy it looks too, as well as being disconcertingly quiet.* As I was picking it up, the bike shop guy pointed to what looked like a motorbike in the corner of the shop and suggested I give it a go.

Let me just say now that I have absolutely no need for an electric fat bike, and that spending over £3,000 on an electric fat bike would be an act of lunacy, and that they have no practical use whatsoever, and that anyway, a bike that looks like a motorbike is clearly a bonkers idea. I am, after all, a serious cycle campaigner whose bike is her means of transport and nothing more, and who favours practical things like mudguards and hub gears over something whose sole purpose seems to be to make you laugh out loud with joy the minute you get on board.

So clearly that was not me riding round the gravel patches in the bike shop car park this afternoon, laughing like a loon.

Obviously.

Man, I’d love to ride it up the hill to our house though. And then cross-country back to Bigtown. Always assuming I was going to give it back …

* two people now have told me they know I’m arriving before I appear because they recognise the sound of my bike, suggesting this service may have been long overdue.

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3 Responses to N Plus – Steady On

  1. ballsofwool says:

    The very IDEA of you on a fat bike cheered up my breakfast!

  2. welshcyclist says:

    Like any other bikes on the roads around here, the e-bikes do the same, fly past me. But, I don’t care. Motor assisted cycling is not for me, the satisfaction of getting to my destination by my pedal power is my reward. OK, so I’d love to be able to cycle faster, but I’m not going to sweat about it! Pun intended, cheers.

  3. Charles says:

    Get the battery, live a little. A little sin does you good.

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