Occasionally, like last week, it’s because someone else has borrowed my bike in a permanent non-contractual arrangement. This time, the borrower was kind enough to leave my bike lock neatly propped up against the side of the church building. I don’t know if the circulation of Evangelicals Now reaches bike thieves, but if the borrower is reading this, I’d be interested to know if you’ve been able to get it into ninth gear. I never could. Also, the saddle chafes when it rains.