Sunday, June 12, 2011
There... I Fixed It.
So, after a little bit of work I finalized Jaani's Basket... I guess because I haven't written about this on the blog yet, I might want to explain... You see, I haven't been riding my bike around much because I don't like leaving Jaani all alone inside on nice sunny day... so, a while ago, I got a trailer for him, but I hated having to set it up and then I had to make turns really wide, so I couldn't ride around town... anyway... the solution was to get a bike rack, and put a basket on it. However, my old bike (which is a really nice fancy racing bike) does not have a way to mount a bike rack... so, I went looking for a solution, and I found one.
Another think that I had to do was make sure that Jaani was properly secured in his basket. Truth be told, he jumped out once (luckily in a grassy field), and I didn't want to find out if he would try and do it again. So, I cut the end off of an old leash and screwed that into the board in a way that would prevent Jaani from being able to jump out of the basket... Actually, he can hardly get 1 leg out. I have a blanket that I put in the basket around the leash. That way he has a nice area to lay down and relax.
So, at this point, I only had one more unresolved issue, and that was the fact that the bicycle would not fit in my car. So, I had to get a bike rack for my car, and now I can transport my bicycle around without a problem. I was thinking about it, without a van it is hard to transport bicycles, and it is rare that I would want to go somewhere to ride my mountain bike alone... so, I needed a way to transport multiple bikes at the same time... an issue I have actually run into several times... so, I was easily able to come up with several reasons to get a bike rack other than just the new bike. So, I am now the proud owner of a 3 speed bicycle that I can carry Jaani on and a bike rack to transport it around with.
It's a great thing. So, there is an update for the time being. I should start updating more once my break begins, but I guess only time will tell for sure.