And I suppose I can count myself lucky that I was on my road bike at the time and this was a recovery week so the ride was only supposed to be 2 hours (it wound up being 1:15).
The repairs will probably take about 2 weeks because the hanger is probably still under warranty. But we have to ship it to them so they can look at it before sending out a replacement. I don't know why we can't just send photos? This is 2009. But whatever.
So for the rest of the week it has been back on my tri bike on the trainer. Not a bad thing really. I'm considering training up to about 80 percent of my weekly milage on the trainer versus on the roads. What this will mean is that I will have more of an opportunity to focus on growing stronger under more controlled conditions.
I've been putting in more work in the pool this week as well and turning my attention to doing long sets for endurance as well as a bit more pace based work in the medium length sets. All in all I'm feeling pretty good with my strength and fitness right now. As for the bike and the other malfunctions, I guess its just all part of the process.