I bought new pedals today and the wrench told my my bottom bracket is "wasted." He said I should have it replaced immediately, but I didn't have any alternative transportation in place. I thought a minute and told him I was going to ride carefully to work today and tomorrow, then leave the bike there on Friday. Luckily, I will be going out of town for a few days anyway.
I later thought that I should have asked the LBS if they had a "loaner bike," or even arranged to rent one for a few days. Jerry (my stepson) said I could borrow his new bike, but I hated to put him out.
What have you folks done when your bike is in the shop for a few days?