Wednesday, December 06, 2006

My MacGyver moment

On Friday, as I was getting ready to go home, I couldn't find my front light. I looked in my bag and in my office. No luck. I figured I had left it attached to the bike, which in my town is the same thing as leaving a sign taped to the handlebars that reads, "Please take this light home with you."

I found a flashlight in a desk drawer and lashed it to the handlebars with a bungee cord. Every time I hit a bump, the flashlight's beam would swing up into the trees. It was a constant struggle to keep it aimed toward oncoming traffic.

When I got home, I found my light in a deep, dark corner of my bag.

1 comment:

Jim said...

A few years ago I bought a new light, but never bothered to install the batteries, or even take it out of the packaging. Then when I needed it, I put in the batteries, and it didn't work. Turned out to be defective, as a change of batteries didn't work either. I duct taped a flashlight to my headtube. That arrangement grew tiresome. The shop where I bought the light replaced it, and I have been using it ever since.