I should have been working on a computer project (hey, I can just stay up late instead), but the beautiful warm day was irresistible. I took the saddlebags off the bike so I wouldn’t be tempted to buy anything while I was out, and headed over to the county seat, Monroe, Ga.
The main drag, Broad Street, has lots of little shops and restaurants I’d overlooked when riding through. I’ll have to go back to check out the little Italian place and the frame shop. Today, though, I just walked and enjoyed the sun and the simple pleasure of wearing a short-sleeved t-shirt for the first time in months.
When I got home, I found my long-awaited Tire Ring in the mailbox. While it’s not a perfect replica of the Dunlop SportMax D220 tires on my bike (nor is it meant to be), it’s a very well-made piece. Brian Bergeron designs tire rings based on motorcycle, automobile, and mountain bike tires. The rings are available in silver, gold, platinum, and palladium.