Or so we’re claiming. A bunch of us got together earlier in April — like several weeks ago, sorry Lisa! — to ride together for the first time in far too long. Saul was with us originally, and we lost a few others, too, to previous commitments (or maybe to the horrendous wind — a bane on the outgoing trip, but a boon on the return).
Along the way, we made some pretty thrilling discoveries: At Exton, where we turned around, we found a combined human/canine water fountain (that’s it behind Basil). The gap in the top of the column is an indentation and spout for filling water bottles — a nice touch!
But that wasn’t all. Around the corner, Mike discovered a mechanic’s station, complete with a bike stand, an amazing collection of tools, and a tire pump with both Presta and Schrader fittings.
This one is a Dero Fixit station. Don’t have a clue how to proceed? If you have a smartphone, you can scan the QR code to find out what to do. Brilliant, isn’t it?
This one was donated by Malvern Federal Savings Bank.
There’s another, bright orange, Fixit station in front of the PNC bank just around the corner from the Target/Wegman’s complex at Route 29 on the Chester Valley Trail, donated by PNC. Now that’s community banking at its finest!