Friday, August 08, 2008

Road Bike Revenge

I commented on our thirty mile loop last night that this was only the third ride I had been on my road bike in the last 5-6 weeks due to all the tandem riding we had been doing. About 20 miles in the road bike got even.

I went to shift gears and SNAP. The shift cable broke. I found out what it was like to be a single speed with an eleven tooth cog in back. Luckily I didn't have to be in the 53 tooth in front as I do have my 39. It was still a grinding last 10+ miles.

The TCR0 is now in the bike shop getting a little love. I will take it out again in the morning if all works as planned. We shall see if it can get past the emotional abuse I have put on it. Otherwise maybe it has something more eventful planned for tomorrow....

3 comments:

Cathy Jo said...

The real reason for the cable breakage was punishment for not riding within the posted 15-16 mph posted average ride speed. :)

bikingbrady said...

There was some evil karma there...was that your doing? Casting spells on me?

DIRK said...

See what happens when you ignore one of your bikes?!? They get back at you.