On 3/22/2021 11:19 PM, Joy Beeson wrote:
Sunday, 21 March 2021
Every time I dress for the bike, I think that I'll miss those five
extra pockets when it's warm enough to wear only one jersey.
But what I use the extra pockets for is mostly spare handkerchiefs,
and I won't need so many in warm weather. I vividly remember a spring
when I was coming back from a long ride and was on Wooster Road not
far from the place where it becomes 7th Street. I pulled my
handkerchief out of my pocket, and was startled that it was a brown
napkin: this was the first time that day that I had seen it.
One of the many indignities of aging seems to be a runny nose while
cycling. At least, it affects my wife and me, and I don't remember the
problem occurring when I was a spry 50-something.
My solution has been to load four or five paper towels into the
handlebar bag before a ride. They serve as hankies and as hand wipes and
forehead wipes and probably more.
(BTW, nice coinage: "forthoughty" - except I think it needs an "e" as in
- Frank Krygowski