Somewhere up above The Bump, I buggered up a front shift... no biggie but I don't do that. Then I was getting a funny rub noise. Then a little ways later I put it in the big ring for a while, and then it wouldn't shift back down. I had to get off and put the chain manually on the little ring. Then when we got to Junction I took a closer look - maybe my derailleur is bent? I whacked the outer plate of the cage a couple times with a big wrench from the "bike repair" locker. That seemed to do it, although not very satisfying.
Very quiet today, started off pretty cold and got pretty warm. We only saw a few riders on the way up, but lots when we were going back down.
And yup, my 7 year old tires are unravelling at the bead and the rubber is all cracky... I have some options though; probably won't have to buy something new for my backup wheels, so that's good.
|JB says he's down to his high school weight of 136 lbs... twerp.|
|This guy had shorts with the cool logo of a heart inside a star... never seen that before.|
|This crack gets my vote for most urgent repair needed. You either have to take this turn real wide, or go into the left lane.|