Ever since my recent bout of vandalism, I decided to hide my bike out of sight in a more secured area "off the street". It is just too much work to dig it out every day so I stopped commuting on my bike and just take the car. Every morning I circle the car to make sure the tires haven't been slashed before I get on my way.
Since Monday is a Stat Holiday and this is a long weekend I decided to ride my bike Saturday morning to meet the guys for breakfast down in Steveston
It sounds simple. Ride my bike into the back yard using the narrow sidewalk on the side of the house. Then jiggle the handlebars to squeeze through the gate which is narrower than the width of the bars
I have to make sure that my bike is exactly in the middle so I can clear the gate. The ground is flat so moving 550 lbs is not that bad
I can only roll it a few more feet as then the ground rises
From here you can see what I am up against . I have to detach my side cases to make more room
That's about as far as I can push my bike. From here I need engine power and throttle control. I don't like to make too much noise as it echoes between the houses and I don't wish to annoy my neighbour. I start my bike and ride it
across the front lawn back onto the street. It is not easy to push my bike manually over the soft grass. There is too much grass resistance. It was just minutes after 7am when I started this maneuver, but when I was getting my side cases I met one of the neighbours who was walking her Pug (dog)
I'm usually very good with animals, but Susan (My neighbour) said that her dog was recently spooked by that recent thunder storm a couple of weeks ago and has recently started acting nervous towards strangers. Susan tried to calm her dog down but it didn't work
We talked for quite a while and before you knew it half an hour had passed. I was trying to get a head start to Steveston, but now I was going to be late for breakfast
You know that I am a sucker for anything PINK and I kept focusing my eyes
to be continued . . .