|Where Cheryl and Ethan's Stuff goes|
|Pick up was EASY. No coupon needed.|
With all that clutter out of the shed, I could finally focus on repairing my bike. It has been a long and rough road for the Giant Green Monster, but Cheryl finally allowed me to get it fixed. I knew it was missing several spokes, possibly had a broken axial, off line front tire and sticking brakes.
|World of Bikes. Where Bikes go to get Better|
When informed of the "known" problems, the mechanic suggested we ditch the rear wheel completely and put on a better, stronger, heavier duty one for "chubby guys like me" ( my words, not his) It is double walled for strength and has a built in bearing that is stronger because it is part of the actual wheel.
|New Rear tire. rim. axial, and Cassette|
|Even looks new from the side!|
|Close up of the new Tire Tread|
|Old tire on the front was still good.|
|New Bar Mitts protect from the elements.|
|Our First Planned Run of 2017....Other than Boston. Running naked in the cold does not sound fun.|
So, Tomorrow we leave for the Fleet Feet New Year's Day Dash in Wisconsin. It will be our first run of 2017. Tomorrow will probably be spent traveling and trying to sum up the 2016 year. There were lots of up and downs... mostly downs to recount and hope for a better year coming up. With Boston on the calendar, there is much to look forward to. I would hope that all of the trouble 2016 had to offer will pay dividends in the upcoming year. We shall see.