Bike to Work, day 78

August 26, 2008

He almost looks dignified

Cute

Cute Pooch

I pushed hard for the first 2 miles and wore myself out early.

23:54, 6.5mi
54ºF, Odo 2032mi
avg 16.3mph, max 25.3mph

Zzzz… Clearly getting enough sleep is important *yawn* to a good morning ride.   *snore*

19:59, 6.5mi
79ºF, Odo 2039mi
avg 19.5mph, max 32.8mph

Another sub-20 time!  Allright!

My beautiful bike has been making strange noises recently.  On my first epic century, just as I started out for the second half, there was a noise that made me jump off the bike.  It sounded like thin pieces of metal being twisted and stretched.  It was aweful.  Everything looked ok so I got back on and it did it again, until I got rolling.  As you know, I finished the century.  My bike is a trooper!

Recently it’s been clicking as I pedal, two or three times per rotation.  It’s loud enough to be annoying even when I’m wearing headphones.  I knew it was something to do with the crank, but I didn’t know what.  Goodales pulled through again.  They fixed it–I cannot recall the words they used, it sounded very easy, though–and now it works like a dream.

I am actually on my way to visit the store now, to put a deposit on my new bike.  I’m getting the Centrum, and I’m very excited!  Yay!