Last Friday, while enjoying my ride as part of DG's Ride against Paraskavedekatriaphobia, I shredded my bottom bracket and had to call for rescue.
Now the bike will be in the LBS for repairs until the end of this week, and my new bike is not expected to arrive until Halloween. But everything is working out well. I asked the new owner of the LBS about improving the granny end of my crank/rings, since the old crank was showing its age. Must have caught him in a good mood, because the LBS is putting on a sweet Shimano crank and bb, installed and tuned for less than the cost of parts through Nashbar or Performance!
With the new bike (Trek 7.6 FX) set up for touring, and a dependable Diamond Back mtb with an awesome granny for the back woods, I'll be set up for the best of both worlds!
As I write this it is raining, and expecting snow before morning, so I really am not missing any riding. And with the prospects of new gears and new bike, life is good.
PS: I really posted this so I could share this photo of the fox I saw an a ride last week. I can't take credit for the photo, but what a beautiful animal