First, we went to work.
And she got to sit out by the street trying to attract attention.
I tried out riding with toe clips in loafers:
Which works out just fine. :)
After lunch we went for a quick jaunt.
I'm discovering that, for now anyway, I need to have the handle bars higher than the saddle. Otherwise I get a sore neck and shoulders. This might be also because this bike is too tall for me. You'll notice that I have the saddle as far down as it will go. This gives me just the right leg extension and if I lean a little I can sit on the saddle and put a toe down. But I can't stand over the top tube without being on my tip toes.
On the way home I spotted something I must have ridden past thousands of times! There are some very old steps just at the side of the road.
If you go up them, you're overlooking I-26. Perhaps there was a house there once?
I would have never noticed them had the flowers not caught my eye.
So far I'm really liking this bike! It's light and spritely but just a little twitchy. I hope to correct that by eventually doing a 650b conversion. And I may or may not keep the drop bars. We'll see.