Thursday, October 25, 2012
The bike in question that our new neighbor owns is clearly a street bike but the last mile or two (depending on how far up he lives) is steep, windy and unpaved. A couple of nights ago around 11pm he was trying to get home and couldn't quite make it up a particularly steep part of the road but that didn't stop him from trying for about an hour and a half. Finally he got towed to his house.
It certainly comes as no shock that he is now having trouble here with his bike. It is not his only method of transportation but this mountain is the wrong place for trying to use a street bike for daily use (other people have had trouble here with street bikes over the years too).
This neighbor is using the wrong tool for the job. Plug in any investing metaphor you think suitable. As for the picture of the unicycle, it would be the wrong tool here too, but I just added it for the comedic value.
Posted by Roger Nusbaum at 5:28 AM