The bike search

The first day of bike searching has yielded no success. I investigated the Bike Dump on Catherine and learned that they only have a single dingy old hybrid for sale – for $265 – and will get no more for weeks. A shop on Bank Street was no better, nor was another in the Byward Market.

Tomorrow, I will try the Bike Co-Op. Also, I will keep trawling Craiglist. I want to get something soon enough that I will have a chance to explore before cold and ice makes cycling here hazardous.

PS. All this demonstrates, once again, the inefficiency of moving often. It means you need to do time consuming things over and over again. Also, you need to suffer all the inefficiency of not knowing which places are likely to provide what you are seeking, as well as the loss associated with selling it all at the end (or frantically giving it away, as became the case in Oxford).

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

One thought on “The bike search”

  1. Was Pecco’s the place in the Market? They aren’t the best option, dollar for dollar.

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