Say hello to Otto II (aka The Black Pearl)

One of the upsides of being back in Ottawa is that, at least in between late April and late October you can pretty much bike everywhere.

The city is reasonably flat, bike infrastructure is not terrible, drivers are (in general) used to and respectful of cyclists, so getting a new bike made all the sense in the world.

So here is Otto II (Otto Sr will always have a special place in my heart). Otto is named after Ottawa (not after any past Prussian Kaisers), is also known as The Black Pearl, and for those interested, is a Fuji Touring LTD.

Why a touring bike? Steel, upright riding position, can haul my weight and my groceries.