Abandon hope

I went to REI to try (unsuccessfully) to find a wrench to fix my bike. REI is next to Bridgeport Village, the Mall For Rich White People With Good Taste, a pretty depressing place. This was the one bit of interesting urban grit in the whole area.


Brendon said...

You know...there's a bike shop in Newberg. They sell tools. Also, Willamette Valley Cyclery in Sherwood is my current favorite bike shop. Owner's name is Earl, and he's a great guy.

Darryl Brown said...

I know, I know; the Newberg shop doesn't sell that many tools, though.

I ended up having the Newberg shop fix my bike, which took two minutes. It turned out to be a problem I couldn't have taken care of on my own, no matter what tools I had.