Ring-a Ding Ding

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One of the interesting things that is required of anyone riding a bike here in Ontario is to have a bell on their bike.  Having had one on the bike in Vietnam, I suppose that need to signal to people you are approaching from the rear, signalling people around you, and scaring off dogs (in Vietnam) is real enough.  For the past few years, I have not had one, and like most of the riders I know, just pleaded ignorance when mentioned at club meetings.

I had heard there was a mount for the Garmin that incorporated a bell underneath the mount. This would certainly meet the legal requirement, but I wondered how easy it would be to reach.  Also, I don’t have a Garmin, and I am not sure I have the financial capability of buying one this year.  If I want to take the cycling vacation to Chile, I am pretty sure I do not have it.

While at the bike store trying to quickly get ready for this year–getting my electrolyte solutions, paying my memberships, looking at new socks, and a variety of other things, I came across a bell for my bike. It looks pretty sleek and won’t take up too much real estate on my handlebars.

Hopefully by the end of the week, I will have been out on the bike.

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About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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5 Responses to Ring-a Ding Ding

  1. Pingback: A Picture of the Bell | Today's Perfect Moment

  2. lkvy says:

    I don’t like that bells give people the impression that whoever is in front of them will be able to hear it. I sure as heck can’t!

    • Anthony says:

      This is certainly true. With regards to the Deaf, deaf, and hearing impaired community, (and frankly, people with now hard to spot earbuds in) people should not assume the bell is the ultimate safety device. The bell should not replace safety or courtesy.

    • Anthony says:

      Sorry, maybe I was trying too hard with my response. You’re right. Many people would make that assumption. At the very least, I won’t.

  3. Pingback: The Bell That Got Away | Today's Perfect Moment

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