An hour into the Vernonia loop today I ripped the rear derailleur off of my Vaniller road bike. Ugh. I busted out the chain tool, turned it into a single speed and kept on trucking. Ira Ryan and I climbed up into the snow and then just decided to turn around when the climbing got silly.
Friday night I got woken up by the ADT alarm company giving me a call, some street kids put a hole in one of the big windows of the Veloshop. So there I am 2 am, sleeping with my ladyfriend and the alarm company tells me a window is busted and the cops are down there waiting for me to show up. I’m panicked, thinking I got robbed but really, it was just some drunks. I got the pleasure of putting plywood over the window at 3am and daydreaming about the $700-800 a new pane will cost.
My mechanic gave me her 2 weeks notice too. So, I’m in the market for a new mechanic. I’d double what Sellwood is giving Fatson but KONA’s got thier grubby paws all over that shit.
Wait, seriously. I’m hiring a wrench for the Veloshop. Now.
All moaning aside, I had a killer ride today. And I would like to take a second to appreciate the finer things in life. Like this Sugino Zen track chainring.
Looking forward to nicer weather, iced soy mochas and mountain bike racing.