Thursday, May 10, 2012
Training is going well. I had an interesting event this week on my bike commute Tuesday. Only two miles into my commute I downshifted and the chain didn't move and the shifter felt mushy. I pushed it again and it came off. My SRAM Rival shifter was broken. It wasn't new and I had not given it a lot of login'. I rode in using only my left hand shifter.
At the office I checked to see if the shifters are rebuildable. Rebuildable they are. I popped into my LBS and they took the shifter and called me today and told me SRAM would be sending me (via the LBS) a new SET of shifters. Well, paint me red and call me SRAM-MAN. Way to go SRAM. They should arrive next week.
I've been logging the miles. I have a plan. Back in December I was thinking that come May, I'd better be in good shape or it is too late. It's May. I'm in good shape. I can ride seventy miles and climb six thousand feet and not be trashed later that day. I can get on the bike the next day and do it again. That will not only be helpful, it is a requirement. No country for old men.