Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Great Falls, MT
Bikes: 2002? Cannondale Warrior 400r
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went on this route yesterday on the way to greenbelt, http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2922461
I like it!
however, it became very obvious after a while that my bike need a true tune-up (whatever I'm doing isn't good enough) so I may not be able to do the route until I can get it tuned up. Unfortunately, I'm a student on a shoe-string budget (the bike almost put me into the red though) so I'll have to limit the riding for a while until I can get some help with this :-/
The brake is rubbing against the rim, the rear wheel axel is slightly bent but just enough to interfere with the shifting. I've also not been able to figure out what I'm doing wrong with adjusting the derauiller. The seatpost is also just an inch or so too short so I'll have to get a new seatpost (looking into one with shocks). Longer seat post mean I'll need the handlebar raised a bit too. So overall, there is too much of a drags on the bike to ride uphill comfortably. :'( I was hoping to be able to fix what I could but yesterday ride showed me otherwise.
So once I do have the bike fixed up, I'll guarantee that I'll be going along this route a whole lot more since it was exactly what I wanted
One thing I did find out for the first time yesterday was that the metro don't allow bikes from 4-7. This pissed me off because I knew that I wasn't in shape enough to be able to get home before dark. And i actually got lost on the way to greenbelt. I ended up having to txt my mom to pick me up from the greenbelt station cause what was supposed to be a 8 mile route to greenbelt turned into 14.6 miles cause I missed my turn somewhere.
I can kinda understand why the metro forbid bikes during the peak hour but I had gone to the station at 3:30 and it was only going to take about a half hour to arrive to greenbelt and they still refused to let me through with the bike.
Sorry for the whining/rant lol. Yesterday was messed up big time cause of these 2 problems.