So I love riding to work, I love the ride, the people I pass, the fact that I have a rack right outside my door when I get to work, but I hates asshats.
I'll explain. I work on a major university campus in the SF Bay Area. I do not work for the university, but manage an on campus eatery that is corporately owned. This weekend, in the same complex as where my restaurant is, there is a World Craft Festival. I think this means crap from all over will be in one place for a limited time. They were setting up tonight. Sometime between 12 and 5, someone drove into the area where the bike racks are, hit my bike, bent the hell outta both rims, and left. This is my "new" bike, I've had it less than a week. I had to call my wife, who had to stop making dinner, load the two screaming kidlets into the car, drive 20 mins to come get me, and make my life generally difficult. I can get to work tomorrow, only because I still have the "pig", my old heavy mt bike.
I'm supposed to go introduce myself in the morning to the woman who runs the facility where my store is located since I am the new GM here, my second day, and I am tempted to tell her that one of the people setting up for the fair in her facility hit my bike, caused serious damage, and I would like restitution. And I will have an estimate, because right next to me is the campus bike shop. I've already made friends there, in the third hour I was at work yesterday.
Do I have a shot at getting anything from her other than a "gee, that's too bad"?
And how much do decent rims cost for a roadie these days? I'm currently running 700cx25c and love them, but the rims are probably 16 years old, like the rest of the bike.
This sucks though, I don't want to ride the "pig" to work.