Usually I keep my cellphone in my pannier during my commutes. I destroyed an iPhone a couple years ago, in an outer pocket during a particularly rainy ride. I’d rather not keep paying for preventable damage. Today was an exception: it was dry, relatively warm and I was jamming to Spotify’s “Women of Hip Hop”, so the phone was in my outer pocket.
I thought I was being sly this morning when I thought “Hey, how about a selfie?” and slowed to a crawl to snap a couple pictures. Of course, just as I was putting my phone away this cyclist popped out of nowhere behind me and I was totally busted. She was even in the background of one of my pictures. So much for being sly and the selfies weren’t even good! But I did get this little gem while I was trying to put my phone away and ride on.