Some things appear to be harder to move away from than others. And one would have to wonder what the deeper message is. So, first we'll go with the positives. Yesterday was Labor Day and I was supposed to be racing but my procrastination may have saved me some serious pain. Fortunately it turns out the race filled up before I could sign up for it so instead of having this happen during the bike leg of an olympic distance triathlon, I was about 20 minutes from home at an empty intersection waiting on a light to change.
Honestly, I'm not really sure what I should feel at this point other than thankful. And basically the pictures say everything that needs to be said -- except for the fact that I have an awesome friend in Gioconda who says she still wants to ride with me after having to take a cab back from my first bike malfunction a couple of weeks ago. Fortunately this time the only damage done this morning was her ride got cut short. The first time she missed teaching a yoga class (if you are in Austin and want to give yoga a try, I highly recommend Gioconda especially if you ride a bike). I think I'm going to take a couple of days off and ponder a few things while I get my bikes fixed and my head back in order.
If you missed the other malfunctions I've experienced here is a visual list for you.
The tri bike.
The busted derailluer clamp on the road bike
The busted racing goggles
The rusted brake cable from the tri bike
The busted fistglove