For learning how to fix your own bike, Ann Arbor's own co-op, Common Cycle, is a fantastic resource. Open Sundays 11-3 at 416 W Huron.
Spent the morning volunteering as a mechanic for the first time.
Observations: if you get there at 11 it's pretty quiet. After 12:30 and you might have to wait.
Cool group of people there!
My wife doesn't believe in lying to our kids (I don't have a problem with it. I'm very pro lying)
Our 7 year old daughter has recently asked my wife about Santa.
"Is Santa real?"
do you really want to know?
"Of course I do!"
ok. he isn't real.
"Well then who leaves all the presents and stuff?"
"HAHAHAHA YEAH RIGHT NICE TRY MOM!"
Same conversation about the tooth fairy this weekend. Same results.
Dave-o's In Michigan is one of my favorite essays ever: https://www.davideriknelson.com/sbsb/index.php/2019/11/in-michigan-a-primer-a-travelogue/
Finally found fenders fat enough for my mountain bike. They are not in any way predrilled which is good (better fit) and bad (pain in the neck)
I might need to borrow your cutoff wheel again @csalzman
Anybody got a drill press?
#a2council wrap 11/18 cont.
3) New sidewalk gap filling option passed. Essentially if you live within 750 feet of a gap you can ask to have it filled. If 50% of neighbors within that radius agree, then it will be built and the property owner will only be charged 50% of the usual cost, with the city picking up the rest.
4) The Vic on South U was approved, only CM Hayner dissenting due to hating shadows and wanting moar parking.
#a2council wrap 11/18
1) All of the "let's look at developing affordable housing on city-owned land" resolutions passed, most unanimously. A good start!
2) Bike lanes and removing on-street parking from Barton was delayed til mid January. Residents were in favor of the proposal but someone collected signatures against it so they'll survey again.
Had a pretty good turnout for the Ann Arbor Tweed Ride, about 15 folks came out to ride.
At work: Oncology. In my free time: riding and fixing bikes, taking photos. (Not much free time as a father of two)
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