@karenb Walk around Mile End for excellent cafes, food (here be bagels), and vintage shopping, try interesting beers at Vices&Versa or Dieu du Ciel, go to Mont Royal on a Sunday afternoon and find the LARPers!
@wallsdonotfall I'm late, but super cute bike! One thing that no one has mentioned yet is fenders! At least a rear one is super necessary if you don't want to look like you've had an unfortunate accident anytime the streets are wet. I don't have a rack so I'm not sure how much protection it provides, maybe you'll be okay with just that? Also relevant for rain: a raincoat with a hood big enough to fit over your helmet is really nice.
Also, commenting on what @roselio said: if your rims are steel, you'll definitely have a problem with braking in the rain but if they're aluminum you'll probably be fine. If your bike has steel wheels (it's more common on older bikes) you may want to consider upgrading to aluminum as they're lighter, faster, rust much less, and brake better than steel even when dry. It's an easy, relatively cheap upgrade that returns a lot.
And last plug: see if your area has a bike repair co-op! They're the greatest!
@zamboni Yeah but that's twice in the past three months..winter crush, remember? I feel like except for those times the vibe has been getting more platonic over time and he certainly hasn't made any effort to move things forward. I think I either need to have an awkward conversation or try and move on, have a spring cleaning of my heart if you will!
@The Widow Muspratt Are you me?!?
@whizz_dumb Oh gosh don't think I'm not trying! we've made out twice but maybe some of the aforementioned selfies would help speed things along.
@whizz_dumb What if my spring crush is just a leftover winter crush that I haven't succeeded in doing much about?
I LOVED THIS ONE. I'm a city biker who dreams of long cycling trips--this summer I'm going to start working my way up to longer day trips and see how far it takes me!
@Dandyliongirl The Oscar gift bag is four times my yearly income after taxes AHHHHHH
@rimy It wasn't even part of a valentine's day thing, but I made out with the boy I've been wanting to make out with for months!! He came to my roommate's birthday dinner and I was so incredibly determined to make it happen that I was probably paying a little too much attention to him the whole time. But it did happen and I'm super stoked!
@Mlle Mlle Whoops came here to reply to your comment but looks like you deleted it? I tried to change to snow tires last month but I couldn't find used ones in my size at the co-ops, everyone was more proactive than me I suppose.
I do agree that it's worth it to upgrade, but I just don't have the budget for it right now--and I've had bikes stolen before which sucks enough as is when they cost under $100. Also I have a roommate who is kind of obnoxious about having the best everything (he rides carbon and won't shut up about it) and it goads me into trying to do the best I can on as little money as possible, haha!