The first day of the cruise was a bit rough on all of us. Some lost their lunch, some lost their nerve, but I decided to go up on deck and see what all the fuss was about. I'm not much of a seaman, but the swells looked pretty big to me. Up on the bow of the ship you had to hang on as the ship pitched up and down over the waves.
We didn't have many sunny moments, so the pool chairs were empty most of the trip. It never really warmed up above jacket weather. Some of the less hardy even donned a winter coat.
I am going to digress from photography for a minute. Last night I picked up my new Surly Long Haul Trucker from Saturday Cycles. (http://www.saturdaycycles.com/). This morning was my first day to ride it to work. Here are a few thoughts.
Mark and Steve and Saturday Cycles were outstanding! A great couple of guys and a great bike shop. I got fantastic advice and outstanding service. They sell the stuff that the rest of the bike shops won't sell. After talking with Mark last night, it seems that his business model is working well. Sell great steel framed commuter, touring, mountain, and comfort bikes with all the accessories and only be open on Saturdays (except by appointment). Who would have thought that would work? Thanks Mark!
Now on to the bike. I did the whole thing up in black. Here are a couple of pictures:
First Impressions: Very comfortable! Nice riding and pedaling position. Most people have never seen a bike like this. Basically it is half way between a …