Those shiny toe clips I got just weren't going to work, so I put on some big plastic ones and they fit my running shoes much better. My feet were happy. L'Eroica lesson learned #1.
The friction mode on my down-tube shifters also doesn't work - I can shift just fine, but the derailleur creeps toward a higher gear. So I figured out a way of parking the selector ring about half-way to friction and it's kind of a compromise but it stays put. L'Eroica lesson learned #2.
And on my way down, where I bunny hop the dots next to the NG Kiosk, I thought I heard something fall off my bike, so I stopped to investigate and didn't find anything. I checked my pedals and they were both fine, then I realized that somehow my saddle had rotated nose down. I was able to straighten it out by hand so it must've been a loose screw underneath that I'd figure out later when I got home. I've never had one of those things come loose though, so I hope nothing's wrong. L'Eroica lesson learned #3. ^Edit... sure enough... loose bolt.
And it was a beautiful ride. Quiet, peaceful, majestic. Thank you, Diablo.
|Lots of these painter types out today. I hope they paint some pictures OF Diablo as well as pictures FROM Diablo.|
|Running shoes, toe clips, friction mode, tubulars, steel bike. I am l'READY.|
|This guy shouted out like he knew me. Strava Flyby says I don't think so.|