Had a more dramatic than usual crash this week.
I came through unscathed. My left brake lever smashed into a small stump and rotated to where it was pointing straight down.
I use cork bar end plugs on most of my bikes. Looks like somehow in crashing the left bar plug was pushed a ways inside.
Apparently one of the few bike repair scenarios where Park Tools doesn't have me covered.
Had to make do with what I could find around the house.
Haven't posted much lately but I am pleased to report that over the holidays I along with a few other actively participated in the Tarik Saleh Bike Club 100 mile challenge.
Amazingly lousy weather (combination of both sub-zero and slicker than slick water on ice conditions over the course of the challenge) and parenting responsibilities made option 3 of the challenge the most realistic for me this year.
"Remember, club rules are 1. Ride bikes, 2. Try not to be an ass. And in
this case, at least ride a bit between Christmas eve and New Years and
then tell me about it." - Tarik Saleh
I've always liked that rule #2 simply asks that you try, not that you necessarily succeed. That's the kind of club I can be on board with.
I still have to email Tarik Saleh my results from the challenge. I'm hoping I haven't missed the window of opportunity to receive a button.
I'm already looking forward to next years 100mile challenge.
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