This has been a slow idle week for me. Friday after my ride I wanted to try out my new bike repair stand from Feedback Sports. I had wanted to clean the chain and gear, so I was all excited. After mounting the bike I performed a cursory inspection for the bike. Wouldn’t you know, the rear wheel is out of true again. I was not a happy camper. It was only three weeks ago that I had taken the bike in to the shop to get it trued and now I’m back where I started before. I packed the bike and the stand up. While I was at the bike store they said that my bike wont be ready until Tuesday or Wednesday. No joy.
Saturday was my Linux club meeting at 11 am but I wanted to get the bike into the store ASAP and hopefully they can get it fixed the same day. I hustle over to Bicycle World in Mcallen, to drop it off, and zip on back to Mission for the meeting. Since this was the last meeting for the Linux club for the season I got treated to a free pizza at Pizza Hut. Yum yum!
Well, I got my bike back on Wednesday as they promised. Turned out to be a loose spoke. They also fixed the front brakes too at no charge, so I’m happy with that. I spent the evening cleaning the chain and checking out the repair stand. I do need to replace the stock pedals with some dual platform pedals that I’ve had from my previous bike. While I’m at it, I should learn to true a wheel and do the work myself. I just need a wheel to practice on.
Todays ride was awesome! I had tons of energy to burn. I find it amazing how easily your average speed drops and just how difficult it is to bring it up. Oh well, I got my bike back and I’m back riding. Ride on!