The Bicycle and the Post Box

Today C and I went for a bike ride. My new bike arrived last week in a big box and we assembled it but had trouble with the brake tension and so when we I left the house today the brakes worked, but soon afterward - nothing! This would have been fine if I could touch the ground to stop - but my legs are too short! It was pretty scary to ride with no brakes and so I ended up walking it into the city and we stopped at the big old post box outside city park to post a letter to Lauren. The pretty pink bike is now being looked after by some nice men who fix bikes until Tuesday. Hopefully she doesn't cost me a small fortune. It will be nice to at least have everything properly adjusted. When I was able to ride it today, it was such a wonderful ride. Launceston is full of bike paths and I can't wait to explore them.