||12-03-13 05:07 PM
Originally Posted by bbeasley
Dropped the hammer, with massive quads rippling, as your lead out launched you toward the finish line? :)
Seriously, that sucks did you have to walk home?
lmao... Actually, I really hit it hard the day before yesterday. I was going to do a cruiser from my house to Brooklyn, where the shop is, and back... 50 miles give or take... So, I was actually taking it easy and I was at about mile 8.5 I had just topped a 2 mile 2.5% hill we have here in the Bronx leading over to the Henry Hudson Bridge. I was frankly marveling at how easy it is to climb on a road bike versus the mountain bike I've road for the last 1500 miles...
I got to the bridge and the bikepath was closed due to construction. So I turned around and was going to head down to Marble Hill and cross over onto Broadway then just shoot over to the West side bike path to continue my trek to Gowanus... I was stopped at an intersection, I got the green, got on it pretty gently, on the inner ring and all that, and my crank just spun out underneath me and I thought I dropped the chain...I looked again and realized...I have no chain! I looked behind me and it was lying in the road so I fetched it.
I coasted down the 2 mile hill I just climbed, a good small LBS at the base, and they weren't open, even though it was noon and the sign said they open at 1130am.
I called my shop in BK, told them what happened, and I just hopped on the Subway (Station was right there...) and did the walk of shame. Of course I didn't roll my steed along, but hefted it upon my shoulder as manly vanity and pride demand...
Seemed to be a perfect storm combination having to do with apparently I'd stretched the FD cable and a possible manufacturer's defect with the chain. No cracks on the outside, etc... It just popped open. Ultegra 10 spd.
Then I hauled ass back from Brooklyn to duh Bronx and made it just before sundown, so I didn't have to kill any zombies.