so, i'm visiting my parents here in the states and a friend
tells me about a charity ride here in the bastrop, texas area
and that i should ride too. well, i wasn't able to bring my bike,
but he says it ok, he can lend me a road bike. now, i haven't
ridden a freewheel of any type in over a year and a half, so i'm
a bit leary.
yesterday he droped the bike off and i thought i could get some
time in on the bike before saturday. well, i put some track pedals
on it, but i don't have the clips yet (in the mail). i went for a short
ride and at one point got out of the saddle (for the fifth or sixth time)
and the chain slips ...then my foot slips from the pedal and i fuking
eat it and the bike flips knocking the rear wheel out of true and
breaking a little peice of plastic/carbon off of the brake/shift lever.
granted, this might not have happened if i had the clips and
straps, and maybe if it was my bike, i would know it better.
but this kind of shiit doesn't happen on my track bike and if i was
to crash there wouldn't be little crappy parts that would break so
...as for the freewheel, it just feels messed up, like i have no control
over the bike. i know with a fixed gear one must concentrate on his/her
surroundings more, but with a freewheel and gears one must mess with
a bunch of other shiit just to ride...
...fuk that, i want my track bike back.