Summary of Ride #1:
First, a complaint, because I'm so good at those. Can they find a more comfortable way to attach helmets to our heads? Like nails, or staples? Because I'm not all into the bondage/choking thing. Mkay?
Here is a lesson learned for you. After riding in the rain, you should dry off your bike. I learned this because, during rigorous pedaling, my seat would move in all directions. You may understand this was disconcerting. I rode back home and sacrificed a dish towel to dry off the seat post and I think the problem went away. I'm really glad I decided to stay in the neighborhood, instead of trying a route to the school. That would have been a bad time to go wobbling around.
I got the new lights and the mirror mounted and they worked pretty well. The front light did a great job of showing me how wobbly I was riding!
I do have a request for whoever makes bike parts: turn signals and brake lights. WTF with primitive hand signals?!?!
That is all. For Now