The humble bike bell will do very well for the calendar until I find some bigger bells.
02 December 2009
day 2:: bell
Every Advent calendar needs a bell so here is my bicycle bell. It was a Christmas present that was put to one side as surplus and found its way onto my new bike this year so it's is still bright and shiny. It is a most satisfying bell, with a lovely sound and it's been echoing round the borough over the last couple of months when I've been out on jaunts. With practice and a light touch, it will oblige with a gentle, polite tinkle, just enough to warn walkers on the Regent's Canal towpath that you are coming up behind them without demanding right of way. It can ring more imperiously when necessary to warn inattentive pedestrians not to step out onto the road. I like it, I like it.