Tuesday, December 06, 2005

illin

For the last week, i've been sick, Amy's been sick, Ryan was sick a little, then two of my bikes got sick.

The commuter bit the dust on my excellent levee-top adventure. It's in the shop getting it's front-derailleur bent back.

Today, Josh informed me that my rear training wheel is trashed, kaput, disintegrating, etc. I asked for more details and he handed me about a dozen eyelets from the inside of my rim that fell out when he took the rimstrip off! He says the rim is cracked, falling apart and just generally trashed.

Three years of abuse on all sorts of roads and other various surfaces and voila blammo gone. So he's rebuilding it for me, but what's that i hear? off in the distance? could it be the sweet seductive sirens of Vicenza calling? Probably not for a while, gotta keep the boy in huggies.

10 comments:

eric said...

The day you start riding bikes that function properly the world will spin off it's damn axis.

Taylor said...

Is this the same wheel that was all wobbly when I was riding your Guru?

David said...

it is the very same wheel, the issue that day was the broken spoke but it's probably hard for a wheel to stay true with movable eyelets. :)

and eric i'm trying to shake that image. shhh

Jeff said...

Not only is this the same wheel that poor BBT was forced to wobble on for 52 miles...if I had to guess it's probably the same wheel that almost got me, David and the Doc killed in the back woods of the felicianas. We were accused of getting some dogs all riled up by their upset owner while dealing with a broken spoke on Dave's wheel. For goodness sake man...Ditch this demon wheel before somebody gets hurt!!! :)

David said...

Well, while the air of nostalgia is still fresh in our nostrils...

Yes it is, and this is also the same wheel that went south on me in CO Springs right before the BTC.

It can be rebuilt
We have the technology

eric said...

Nice 6 Million Dollar Man pull.

I've been laughing of the image of LEE MAJORS playing David all morning. Imagine the slow motion shots of Lee on David's untrue 2.99 wheel. Perfect.

eric said...

Nice 6 Million Dollar Man pull.

I've been laughing of the image of LEE MAJORS playing David all morning. Imagine the slow motion shots of Lee on David's untrue 2.99 wheel. Perfect.

Jeff said...

Now that you mention it...
I was wondering why I kept hearing
"na na na na na na na"
the other day when I rode with David on River road.....
It all makes sense now!

David said...

dude, why do you think i can only run in slow motion!
:)

Amy said...

I think it's a tribute to David's unending patience and his ability to see the best in people and things. But, for God's sake, I have to agree with Eric and Jeff.