When I've made appearances in the loading dock where the bikes are stored, the construction workers make joking comments that they're working on "A bike ramp: just for you!". I laughed this off, surely this ramp will be multi-purpose and serve as a delivery entrance too.
Well, the ramp and new entrance are almost finished, here's some shots.
|The old ramp is discarded in the foreground, made of metal, steep and slippery when wet.|
|New, concrete ramp with a more forgiving grade. It just needs a railing.|
|The new door to the new ramp.|
|Ruby, on the left, is covered in construction dust.|
So, while all this is going on Fizz stays stored in my office in addition to the custom-logo bike rack. I've been making changes to Fizz too. While I absolutely refuse to put reflective stickers on Fizz's frame or fenders, I have no issues with making components and accessories reflective.
Now that the basket's been repaired, I can use it again, and I really missed having the rear basket. It's perfect for trips to get takeout lunch and keep it level and leak-free.
|I love my rear basket.|
A Portland Design Works reflector/fender light was installed by Thick Bikes and I attached two large reflectors with zip ties to the rack basket:
I added iron-on reflective tape to my rear saddle bag.
I've got a few FIKS: Reflective stickers on my helmet and my Timbuk2 bag has a huge reflective band and shoulder strap.
The Rickshaw basket bag comes with a large reflective band.
Reflectors, 3M tape and refective safety tape: Home Depot... in the mailbox section.
Iron-on reflective tape: Fabric/Craft store... Michael's or JoAnne
Helmet stickers: FIKS: REFLECTIVE
Bags: Timbuk2 and Rickshaw Bagworks