So... I bought a bike today... Teagan and I live a bit further away from the shop than the last house we rented, and I really miss commuting on a bike. The last 3 years, I've tried to commute the summers as much as possible on a few different fixed gear bikes. Even though I do have a lot of fun riding a fixed gear bike, there are definitely a few draw back for commuting on one where we currently live, like the fact that Edmonton is the most UNFRIENDLY city to commute on a bike by having horrible roads and even worse drivers, as well as being drenched in sweat when arriving to work. Visiting Amsterdam this year obviously completely changed every view I had about bicycles and commuting daily on bikes. So it was time for a change.
Revolution Cycle is right next door to our studio, and in my opinion, by far the best bike shop in town. They always have a huge selection and amazing staff. Hiding in the basement, I found the only remaining Globe Live 2, and since it was last years model it was a great price. After a few test rides to compare it to the Haul model, I was confident it was exactly what I was looking for in a commuter bike this year. This obviously isn't a pic of my actual bike. I'll take a few pictures of it in the daylight tomorrow. I'm super excited for a summer of riding comfortably on a bike, not wearing a backpack, coasting and using multiple gears.