It has finally come, but all my riding mates could not be contacted for some reason, even though I informed them last week that this was the day for the ride. Nothing for it, so out came the solo
We do not have much snow in the south of England but what we did have had frozen, so decided to take the Cycle trail down to Eastbourne,(our local seaside resort) as further snow was expected. It was and the first two pictures show the Snow coming in. Cup of coffee and a bun, and time to start climbing up onto the hills. Funny thing was I had a sqeaky chain. The snow, and slush mixed with salt on the road had dried out the chain. Still climbing and time to get the camera out, and the other pictures are views at the Top of Paradise Drive. No more pictures I am afraid as at that point the chain snapped. Time to call the wife andget recovered so freewheel back to my coffee stop cafe and wait for her. Checked the chain when I got back and I had several rivets and side plates about to pop. Another point is that this chain has only been on for 3 months, check what it is and it is a Shimano Durace. The only chain I have ever broken before was a Shimano Durace, and that broke 5 minutes into a 12 hour ride a few years ago- Won't be buying them any longer- I'll stick to my XT chain.