Monday, July 8, 2013

Bad Bike Days

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!


3 comments:

Life in a Small Town said...

YUCK! So, there isn't a bike lane, I guess, huh?

SouthLakesMom said...

Not at this location. This is one of those "share the road" places. Someone needs to go back to kindergarten to learn how to share!

Tom said...

A1 cycling in Herndon( clock tower) has an offsite service facility, so they can fix things pretty fast. I've also talked them into giving me a loaner bike as well.