I sanded the companionway bulkhead this morning, then biked to a large shopping center across from the Sports Arena to go to Home Depot, Target, and Ralph’s, a supermarket. I locked the bike to a bike rack between Ralph’s and an Old Navy store, was gone about fifteen minutes and returned to find it was gone. I didn’t have my phone with me so couldn’t Uber and walked the 2.3 miles back to GANNET. This is not a big deal, even with a full knapsack on my back. As you know I walked almost twice that far yesterday without leaving the marina.
I am sorry to have lost that bike. I liked it. It rode well and was comfortable.
I will not be buying a replacement immediately, if ever.
Partially that is because of the marina rule prohibiting leaving bikes on the dock. I didn’t like having the bike on the deck or having to find a place for it when I leave the dock, though two neighbors have told me I could leave it on their boats. Partially it is that I am in a strong simplification phase and want to get rid of everything I can live without. And partially it is because I can ride Uber about thirty times for the cost of another bike.
So I will Uber, perhaps take buses, and walk.
The good news is that I now have one coat of Deks Olje on the bulkhead which looks dramatically better than when I started work this morning.