This weekends long ride up to Woodinville was a bust. Weather was sucky and really didn’t have the heart to do it on my own. Went on a couple short jaunts here and there, but that was about it. Went hill climbing briefly this afternoon and lost my chain 4/5ths the way up the hill. When I put it back on I found that every 1 and 1/3rd rotation the chain was skipping. When I got home and threw it up on the rack, I found I had a kinked chain.
So tomorrow heading over to Vincents to borrow his Park CT-5 Chain Tool and learn how to fix this sort of nonsense. Its been said before and I’ll say it again – a six pack of beer might be one of the most valuable tools in ones tool chest.
In other news my friend Chris has posted a picture of his Rain Bike which I like a great deal.
A Rain Bike is either
A.) A beater bike that you don’t mind bangning up in bad weather – maybe put fenders on it but really you don’t give a damn about it really.
B.) A really nice bike you sink a bunch of time and money into, expressly for the purpose of navigating and dealing with inclement weather.
These definitions seem to be at opposing ends unless you think about it for a moment. As the weather gets crappier, I’m coming to realize theres real logic to this and have started perusing Craigslist for something cheap.
Stay posted for details.