Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

20 Aug 2002, 15:12 p.m.

Recently I got paid and almost immediately headed off to…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Recently I got paid and almost immediately headed off to The Missing Link to buy safety equipment for my bike. I bought the "Planet Bike 5000XR as depicted here," as Zed recommended, for my headlight, and a CatEye 4-mode taillight (Super Bright LED) that a saleswoman recommended. Also, I bought a classic ding-ding bell for my handlebar, and Missing Link gave me (gratis!) several reflectors to mount on my bike's spokes and front and rear.

The purchases are timed well, since Nandini is back from Europe[0] as of yesterday, and now I can ride my bike to and from work even when I work The Late Shift, even though I don't host a comedy show.

Last night I rode from work for the first time. Telegraph is so well-lit that I don't really need a headlamp. Therefore, I'd rather ride on Telegraph than on side streets with less traffic. It takes about as much time as the bus, and I'll finally be getting some exercise (besides shouting at the cats).

[0] Yay! Nandini and I get to hang out and swap stories this afternoon, which is great. Nandini is a warrior, returning to work the day after her flight. Qa'pla!