From the footbolts, entirely possible that I forgot to snug them down since I serviced it Sunday.
Ouch. Well, at least all you'd have to do is be sure all the fluid is out and then pour in more... Could be worse.
I switched to flat pedals and sticky shoes. I like this combo.
First Class Jerk
I can also take flat corners much faster because I am more confident I won't be on the ground if I lose the front. It could still happen, but it's less likely when you can bailout with a foot that isn't clipped in.
I still can't bunnyhop quite as high as I could clipped in, but I'm not world-class either way. Just need more practice...
^^Many reasons why I never embraced clipless. The only thing I used them for was XC racing and I don't even use them for that anymore. I just really like platforms.
And bunnyhopping is all in the lift at the bars and weight-transfer anyway.
Got pleasantly surprised today on the cost of something (when does THAT happen any more?). Was needing a rod journal regorund .020 under on a crankshaft. First off, there aren't many automotive machine shops around any more, so had a dickens of a time even finding one that did walk-in work. Add to that finding one willing to mess with setup to do one journal on a little single-cylinder crank. Sooooo . . . local engine-rebuilding place actually does work like that still and the quote of $52 was reasonable, as I was trying to keep this refurb at or under $100.
Well, I go to pick up the crank today and they only charged me $29.99. Hot dang. That's cheaper than the .020 under connecting rod is going to be. I was pleased indeed. Gotta give a shout out to S&J Engines based out of Spokane, WA for that sunny spot to my day.
Mountain biking is quite possibly the hardest thing I've ever done. I'm so sore right now. I literally fall every 30 feet or so...and in Arizona that means I'm falling into rocks, down a cliff, or into a cactus. My body aches.
I should probably invest in some pads or something.
Yeah, I learned a couple of things last night after talking to a friend...I'm running too high of a psi in my tires and some of the trails I'm riding are expert level and I'm nuts for being on them.
This weekend I'm searching out easier trails. I think I just need to get better at handling the bike and becoming more familiar with riding it. Hopefully I can find something without so many switchbacks. Switchbacks with loose gravel/rocks are currently my biggest enemy.
Heated snowmobile grips on their way...