I ended up going to the bike shop I normally avoid even though they tend to ‘rip me off’ (I was desperate) but they now have a new manager who has really improved things. Things are still expensive but there is much more variety now and it is more about ‘what the customer wants’. That means there is much more commuter stuff and better stuff for the ‘winter cyclist’.
There are more ladies clothes, and even pretty ladies baskets like you see in London and the whole look of the shop is much more attractive and friendly and doesn’t look so much like a ‘bloke’s bike garage’.
They even had some new Knog lights that are supposed to be far more waterproof than the usual ones they made.. and I did buy set for my wheels – which set me back a bit but they will last.
Afterwards I went to a cafe nearby to get out of the rain and did some sketching. I tried to draw a picture of J so that he looked more 3D and I am pleased to say, it was much better than my attempt at the weekend, even though it does look ‘like someone else’.