Two days ago, I rode my bicycle in the rain — a lot of rain.
Yesterday, I walked because the temperature had dropped enough below freezing that snow and ice were expected. I don’t do snow and ice on two wheel. Call me a weenie.
Today, I started downtown at 6:50 a.m. with the mercury showing 23 degrees. No problem.
Except that I think water must have found its way into my cables. First, the gear shift seized up about a mile from home. Then the rear brake seized up. On my Redline R530 with its internal disk brakes, the rear is the power brake.
So, yeah, I had to drag it back home and get another bicycle. It’s in the family room right now warming up and drying out. I hope that fixes it.
I arrived at the Mudhouse late only to find someone sitting in my usual spot.
Odd note: When I went looking for snafu clip art I noticed many of the images are bicycle related 🙂
UPDATE 130 p.m.: It’s snowing. Geez…