Sunday, March 28, 2010
saturday morning i woke up kinda late and got to work on finishing up the build on melissa's new ride. her old ride... the peuge, was too big and had seen better days. it had been good to her for five years but it was time to move on. she had this sweet old motobecane that was her size that she had picked up on ebay pretty cheap a while back but she hardly rode it. i convinced her to switch over her fixed gear setup to la moto. here is how it looked before, and here is la moto in it's new configuration. it turned out pretty well. later in the afternoon she came by to pick it up and she seemed quite happy with it. i like working on bikes for friends, it pays well (she treated me to dinner at the blue orchid...that place is so good! thanks melissa!). after that we went to the roller derby at pershing where our girls pulled out a last minute victory over chicago! afterwards we hit a few bars and then around midnight we decided to get something to eat. but instead of going somewhere close melissa wanted to test out la moto on a longer ride, so we headed out of town on west O to shoemaker's. there was hardly any traffic so it wasn't bad at all. it's only 8 miles around trip but we could tell that the patrons and a few truck drivers were a bit surprised to see two people ride their bikes to a truckstop by the interstate late on a saturday night. oh well, that's how we roll.