There were four properties in Fremont and Ballard I wanted to see today. The weather was okay and I was pretty excited because today was the day I was going to try biking to showings. I was so excited, in fact, that I went rushing out of the office and left my helmet in the office. I didn’t notice until I’d gone far enough that I did not want to turn around. My office is on Capitol Hill – leaving is a much more pleasant experience than coming back by bike. So I chased down a bus and still made it to Fremont in time for the first property I wanted to see on tour.
Half way between property one and property two, I noticed that my front tire was going flat. I had just changed the tube in my front tire, so this was rather inconvenient. I was already sticking to low traffic residential streets because I like my brains to stay securely inside my skull, but even I am not so stubborn as to try being a bicycle rider with one tire and no helmet. I walked to the second showing, then hopped a bus back to the office. My first great catastrophe of the experiment, but I still made it to half the tour, so I’m feeling more put out about missing a chance to get in a daylight bike ride when it wasn’t pouring down rain.
I’m counting the cost of the new tube against this tour, though.
Location: Ballard, Fremont
Time: 1.75 hr
Transit modes: Feet, Bus, Bike
Cats petted: 0
Tea consumed: One bottle water, no tea
Properties Viewed: 2