I was on my morning commute one day last week after a couple of days off the bike. The bike felt … slow. Bit of a head wind/breeze, but not bad.
I couldn't understand why I was finding it so hard to ride so slow. Stopped a couple of times, checked the drivetrain, the rear brakes, nothing seemed wrong. Ride on a bit…
About 10K into the ride I'd had enough, off the bike and spin the wheels - back one OK, the front one stopped straight away. Front brakes tight on the rim!
I must have brushed the adjuster when I was cleaning the bike. SO for 10K I'd been riding with the brakes on. What a goof, made me feel really silly, I still don't know how I didn't twig to it sooner. It's not like its my first ride or anything!
Anyone else done any sillinesseses like this -that you are prepared to own up to?
Gee, that brings back memories...
I was about the same age, perhaps a bit older, when I decided to see if I could ride around the bend in the road with my hands crossed over ( left hand on the right hand grip, & right hand on the left hand grip ).
Well, I got to that turn in the road, and # bang!! # I hit the floor like a stone, head first of course.
Now comes the stupid bit...
I tried it again.
A 'dink' you say. That brings back memories. All extremely illegal nowadays. I can remember the 'Raindrops keep falling on my head' scene from 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' That's over 40 years ago. See it HERE
Ha! Forgot this one - I did the same thing to mum when I was a kid. I think she stopped riding soon after…
Awoke yesterday, leg warmers check, arm warmers check, mobile in bag check, sunnies check, wallet in bag check, house/work keys check, right off to work then. Nicely warmed up approaching Cross Rd I stumbled upon a cat 6 opportunity, sucking the wheel I sat behind. We reached Goody Rd. and awaited the green, off we sped, cracking the whip I took the lead heading onto the cycle path, then a horrible feeling came over me. A sensation that is only 2nd to forgetting your helmet......... I had forgotten my bag. My work keys, my wallet, my mobile.....ahhhhhhggggh I screamed and to that shrill he calmly rode past.
Back I went tail between legs and into a bloody headwind.
Horrible feeling isn't it?
How did you get in when you got home?
Fortunately, I had my garage remote in my rear pocket. Phew!!
mine is along similar lines to some others.
Ready to go home from work and relax, of course rear is punctured.
Change tube, inflate, wheel back on bike, off we go. get to the intersection I need to stop at, brakes are a little soft, flip the adjuster back down and all is good. That's not the end.
2nd day in a row of riding to work, less energy in the legs and a headwind, heading up main north road, slow as a wet week. Bridge road little hills are killing me. Slower all the way along hampstead and muller road. Checked the front and rear tyre pressures, all good, look at the rear brake, rubbing on one side. Was a good workout that day!