Better on Bikes 4 is almost over. Today we met at Wild Rose Park for lunch and a tire change demo by Mellissa.
The end of the season is near. Skills have really improved.
Sunday May 15. Barbara, Jane, Cheryl:
Tuesday May 17. Barbara had a great ride in Monterey.
Thursday May 19. Dani, Cheryl, Kathy:
More great views from Barbara in Monterey area:
Saturday May 21. Tracy, Brenda, and Elaine:
Also on Saturday and participating in Jibe’s Joy Ride: Jane, Cheryl, Leo, Kathy, Dani.
Tuesday. Mr Mallove gave a brief tutorial to teach pumping up tires to the correct psi.
It was a hot day.
at H Allen Hight, week 2. Monday. The fleet of 40 bicycles is stored in a shipping container – out every morning and jigsaw-puzzled back five hours later.
Tuesday. First day of street rides. I had the green group. In the back, Pierson and Becky who are training to teach Project Ride Smart.
Wednesday. Day 2 street ride. Charlie leading the green group:
Thursday. Last day of instruction and day 3 street ride. Mellissa leading a right turn at an uncontrolled intersection.
Time for Phyl to travel south to visit her sister in Bakersfield – by train.
This was the pre-dawn start to my busiest day of May-is-Bike-Month. Ahead: Project Ride Smart at H Allen Hight all morning, Westlake Bike Club in hottest part of the afternoon, and Zoom meeting #5 for Better on Bikes in the evening. Friday will be a complete day off – hurray!
A favorite monthly activity for a few years was Thursday @ Merrilyn’s with Phyllis until … Phyl moved to Montana 5 years ago. Phyl arrived last Thursday to visit friends and family. This afternoon, Merrilyn came to my house for a visit – longtime friends catching up!
Although it was quite warm this afternoon, four members of the current Better on Bikes class came to Office Hours. Brenda, Lennore, Terri, Tracy-with her new bike just purchased this morning at Bike Swap.”
This 3-day event began on Friday afternoon at the N Natomas Aquatic Center.
People could donate their bike(s) to a good cause or consign them for sale. If a bike was donated, professional mechanics made the bike rideable and safe. If that wasn’t possible, the Sacramento Bike Kitchen accepted the bike.
From 4-7:00 pm, about 100 bikes had been processed and stored in the ballroom.
Saturday morning from 10-2, more bikes were accepted. William and Mellissa were part of the Jibe team who organized this first-time event:
Over 200 bikes of all types ready for sale Sunday morning:
Sunday morning bike sale. The early crew arrived at 6 am to set up the parking lot and move the bikes from the ballroom of the to organized spaces in the parking lot.
A small crowd lined up for the 9 am opening, they got the best selection:
It was a rather warm day as the shopping continued. Around 11 am, the shoppers thinned out … time to SLASH prices.
Although the sale continued until 2 pm, I left early to get ready for Office Hours.
Sophia, Carson, and Brook Lyn:
Avery and Leo played a bit more actively in the deep end: