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Goin' Crazy in 2009

  • Offroad Riding - 13002.72 miles [289]
  • Aborted Riding - 61.00 miles [3]
  • Turbo Trainer - 33.70 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 13063.72 miles
  • (TA) 13097.42 miles

Hurtin' in 2008

  • Offroad Riding - 10602.84 miles [300]
  • Turbo Trainer - 130.20 miles [8]
  • Running - 114.56 miles [24]
  • Aborted Riding - 37.20 miles [2]
  • (TOC) 10640.04 miles
  • (TR) 114.56 miles
  • (TA) 10884.8 miles

Riding in 2007

  • Offroad Riding - 8365.93 miles [300]
  • Road Riding - 3599.80 miles [70]
  • Turbo Trainer - 50.90 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 11965.73 miles
  • (TA) 12016.63 miles

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  • 2004 Pink Surly 1x1
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18 Aug 2007 at 12:28

It didn't start well today, 4.5 miles into the ride the rear brake fell off, entirely my fault, I'd forgotten to put the bolt back in after replacing the wheel. So a sprint (as much as you *can* sprint into the 20mph wind) home and I sorted that out. [God knows how it's actually possible to design a frame where you need to remove the brake to remove the wheel, surely it's a basic requirement in the design process? - It's not just KHS, Surly are the same, and probably other brands too - morons.]

The next mechanical (if you ignore the rear disc pads wearing out*) was the lockout lever on the Fox Vanillas jamming up so I couldn't unlock or lockout the forks without using a lot of force (or a rock).

Just another typical ride, one day I'll get to ride where my bike doesn't break, it's not windy, it's not cold, it's not raining. I don't hold out much hope of that happening before the end of the year, though.

33.2miles | very very very very windy (windier than yesterday), heavy drizzle, 11degrees.

* 4 weeks until 2008 XT brakes are available.

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