schlep ahhrggrgrhhh noooo!

yesterday was eventful.

lost my “vanilla” pedestrian slam cherry. east on oxford street, going round a bus and a ped steps out from the front, got a bit of brake action going and just bumped into them with a “fuckkkkkiinnnnn HELLLLL!”.

then later on, making my way around another bus on strand, front wheel slips on the white line in the middle and slam! down i go, wheels under the bus in front of its back wheels. then it creeps forward. up onto my back wheel. i can’t get out the way as the bike is now pinning me to the floor. turns out buses are quite heavy when they are on your foot. much cracking of the bike going on. rather shocked. get up, throw bike onto curb, lie down. driver continues on, probably didn’t even realise what happened. some helpful passersby invited me into queensland house, where the security guard offered to keep my bike in the basement and hold my package for a few minutes til someone else could pick it up. so now my foot hurts. an ambabulance is called, and some police arrive. basically, turns out my foot is a-ok  except for some swelling, which is quite a thing considering a bus drove over it. bicycle is totalled, frame, rear wheel, cranks and pedal are fuxed. luckily, it’s insured! wahey.

the annoying thing is that i was making good money.

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6. the number of the poorly paid beast

six jobs. six! that is £18 for 10.5 hours which works out at £1.71 an hour. now, i know this ain’t a well paid job, but c’mon..!

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2011 – death of the fixie

i’m callin’ it. trend fixed is dead.

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first day?

went without incident. well. a couple. one was that i forgot that cars still go straight when i’m turning right. another was that it took me fucking twenty minutes to get from cheapside to fleet place. here is a handy map:

first of all, i couldn’t find the pickup because the front of the building was obscured by the barriers from the roadworks. then, fleet place is a tiny little fucking street. super stressful as i was trying to make a good impression. ho hum.

looking forward to first wet day, booyahz

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Amsterdam is great

but probably not the best place to ride to the weekend before starting courier work. cliched to the max, got way faded, some crashes in the tram tracks, 2 punctures, top rankin’.

video of a glorious entry:!/video/video.php?v=10150285748690551

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