and some days the bear eats you.
Get home from work, its hot out (pushing 100) but talk
wife into doing easy 10 miler just to work out the weekend
kinks and try the fix for my ghost shifting.
Lubed all the cables, shifting seems fine.
uh oh, 2 miles in and it's still ghost shift, one gear specifically
in the back, got to double check that one.
Shift to big ring in front, ship the chain to far outward and
I'm about to do a LA on the toptube. Avoid that, downshift
front Derailleur, ok chain is on the big ring, remember to go easy
with the front shifts.
ride some more, nothing untoward happens.
5 miles, geez, my big toe is HOT. nothing else. Oh well it
6 miles, saddle is loose, butt moving side to side. uh huh this
isn't working too well. Get off bike, tighten saddle.
Wife asks "Are you having a difficult time?" for the sake of
my marriage I don't answer.
mile 7.9 ok, things are much more easy now. . . BLAM!
oh sh*T there goes my conti Sprinter front tire, did I bring my
ok, don't want to ride it home (it was about 1/2 mile walk).
take off helmet, take off shoes and socks and Whoa that asphalt
is HOT (remember its pushing 100 here), walk on grass.
cut across grass by community pool, stop to get some
water from bottle, hey, that hurts. Look down to see Fire
ants on my foot. Hop around cursing. move out of fire ants
walk rest of the way home with no mishaps.
like I said, some days you eat the bear and
some days , well, you shouldn't even bother.