A second friend, Jeff, has now joined the ranks of mountain bikers. More new recruits! He bought his new bike yesterday.
The hubby, Jair, Jeff, and I headed out to Luton Park for Jeff's first ride on his new 29-er. After the first loop, I caught up to Jeff just before a bridge and he said that his wheel was wabbling. Sure enough, it was bent. I don't know if it was due to some loose spokes or a bent rim, but he decided to cut the ride short and take the bike back to the shop for repairs. After less than 2 miles of riding!
The hubby and I continued on for another loop, but we were forced to stop short as well, because his rear tube kept loosing air. We also hit the road for the bike shop to pick up a new tube, because I had already used my spare a few days before.
Once all of the bike repairs were taken care of, we headed home and set out on bikes to ride the paved and dirt trails near home. We rode about 17 miles in all, salvaging the remainder of the daylight.
Funny how mechanicals come in swarms!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011