Yesterday I broke the lever of my shifter ... so I was stuck in a high gear. It was okay, but not great.
Today I stopped by the bike shop and they said they can fix it, but not until Friday. Since I had ridden over, I couldn't leave the bike.
I rode home and, in trying to see how close the metro bus was behind me on one stretch, I didn't see a pothole and my back tire hit it. I didn't crash, and my bike was still operable, but by the time I got home, it was REALLY sluggish.
Turns out the wheel was knocked out of true, and between that and the shifter, I decided I HAD to get it fixed.
By the time I got to the bike shop, they had filled up their Friday orders, so I can't have it back until Monday. Sigh. I decided while it was there to have them do a full tune-up.
I'll ride daughter's bike the rest of the week.
Did I mention that my car is acting up as well?
At least the metro bus didn't get me -- I ended up better off than this guy!