Putting my wheels on my wheels…

I tried transporting the new ebike on the Jeep’s trailer one time and it was a disaster. The trailer is so light it spends half its time airborne, and the banging and bouncing scratched up my nice new bike. I was hurt at my heart.

So BB sent yet another gift…


A regular bicycle rack wouldn’t have worked, the ebike is that big. It’s a little small for a motorcycle rack, but it does work. I just need to get a couple of shorter straps for my tie-downs, of which fortunately I have an abundance. I took it for a bumpy ride up and down the road and the Lair’s driveway, and it seems to work great.

Private to Jay Bee:


Care package received! Thank you very much. And (synchronicity alert) thanks for the knit cap! I woke up this morning thinking I needed to resume my search for a cap that fit, since with one elderly exception mine come in the traditional two sizes of too big and too small. This one is perfect and is destined to become a favorite this winter. Appreciate it!

And now I have to go do something I really hate doing: I have an eye appointment in the big town about fifty miles away. Pray for us sinners.

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4 Responses to Putting my wheels on my wheels…

  1. terrapod says:

    The chain on the bike appears rusty. Be sure to oil it periodically with some motor oil (don’t use WD40, it is not a good lubricant).

  2. Joel says:

    It’s dusty, not rusty. I lube it with dry lube so as not to actually attract abrasives but there’s no way to keep it clean.

  3. Ben says:

    If you want to trigger a shout fest, just go to any bike forum and start a thread on chain lube. But yes, dry lube! Anything else makes a mess.

  4. Robert says:

    Why does no one use a belt drive?

    Rode a motorcycle once with a camshaft drive instead of the usual chain. It was the weirdest sensation having the bike move vertically the “wrong” way when first taking off.

To the stake with the heretic!