Riding time has been precious since we got Roxie, the 8 week old Golden Retriever puppy, on Saturday and I take it when I can get it. Might be a while before I can work in another 30+ miler. So, yeah, I flipped a little when found the busted spoke on my Kaitai Monday (the wheel should be ready tomorrow) and the clock was ticking. Then I grab the Reno, head out, turn around to head back and get a flat.
So, I got home and, yesterday, repatched the bad tube after swapping it out for a new tune and a set of Armadillos. While I was at it, I threw on a rear set of Kool-Stops. I got to take them out for a shakeout today. The tires are REALLY nice and the additional pressure -these run at 120psi versus the 100psi of the stock Bontragers- makes a difference in feel and handling, for sure. The Kool-Stops are just insanely good; I'll be throwing on a front set this weekend.
But, what's next? I head out today for an hour or so, get 5 miles from home and my left foot unclips. Well, the left has felt a little loose to me of late so I figure I'll just stop and tighten up a notch or two. Something feels wrong and I find a critical piece of the tension adjuster has fallen off. Somewhere. Now, I can't clip in my left shoe. I went back to find the missing piece but, of course, that's a fools errand. Fine. I bit the bullet, took the plunge and ordered up a set of THESE. No more foolin' around, these are real road pedals. I should have them on Friday. Just in time for Saturday