I finally did it, took my first Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) ride! I recently purchased a CaBi membership, because there are stations popping up all over Arlington, with one just a block down the street from me. I used it to run an errand to Clarendon, which turned out to be for not. My errand was to replace my CO2 cylinder for my Sodastream…love my Sodastream. I arrived at Williams and Sonoma with my cylinder stuffed into my messenger bag. I felt like some clandestine messenger with a secret package to drop off. As soon as I walked into the store the clerk had a question for me….whether or not I had heard of the book 50 Shades of Grey, I answered yes, a little embarrassed because I know what this book is about! She then exclaimed to the other salesperson that she had to be the only person in the world not to have heard about it. I am sure there are others, so she should not feel so bad. Anyhow, Memorial Day brought about a run on Sodastream CO2 cylinders, and apparently there are none to be found in the City. My name is on a waiting list, and I will be notified when they arrive. Perhaps I will ride a big red CaBi bike to go pick them up. It is still a very nice evening for a bike ride, so I wasn’t too bummed I cannot have a freshly made diet orange soda….stuff is like crack if you have not tried it!
Check out this guys bike in Cuba, 2 stories tall…glad CaBi chose the comfortable red bikes for their stations and not this. I can’t imagine how you get on and off this bike. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/06/felix-guirola-bike-cuba_n_1573434.html
Cool news from the U.S. Post Office, they released a set of cycling stamps this week, stop by your local post office or order some. I rarely mail anything, but I’ll be getting a set because they make me happy!