I have recently bought a new case for my violin, and I do feel secure walking in the rain with it.
My main method of transportation is walking. From where I live to my campus is about 3km. This is a 15 mins walk, or 3mins cycling time, but I NEVER went on a bicycle while carrying my violin.
As September is around the corner, I will be forced to find another method of transportation other than walking, as I will have to commute between 2 different campuses, which are 8km away from each other.
The joke is, that in-between classes time is 15 mins, during rush hour, which means public transportation and driving are not viable options.
In this case I have a few options:1. I leave the violin home and take my bike
2. I leave the violin in my shared office, and take my bike.
3. I go for a ride with the violin.
Last year, I fell off of my bike due to a miniature sink-hole swallowing my front wheel, and I destroyed everything inside my backpack, bent the bike wheels and got myself a concussion. I think even if I were carrying my violin, even in an armoured case, the violin would've been damaged in some sort of way. My average riding speed is about 40km/hr.
I'm questioning now, will YOU take your violin on a bicycle ride?
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