Journal - Ride 67, The sweet taste of crap ft. Iron Mike

Short Description About Today

  1. Sunday = Group Ride
  2. Some bike problems (nothing new)
  3. Iron Mike tasted a nice size of fragrant, deliciously crispy and well matured piece of horse crap whilst helping me to fix my bike!
  4. Overall a great and fun ride!


The Unusual Sunday

As always, it was a lazy and eventful morning for me. Woke up to find out that my rear tube had abruptly burst at an ungodly high sound due to high pressure at around 3am this morning(my family still loves me). Luckily enough I have a spare rear rim which I made use of as I was a bit too tired to want to do anything at 6:30am. 


Anyway, I fixed up my bike and went out to start my ride with my cycling buddies. Met up with my cycling buddies on the usual Qala road. Then we set off to do some hills, first off was Nadur then Ramla and then back up to Nadur from Ramla. We then went to Xatt and climbed up Sannat from the back-road in Xewkija where the whole CRAP episode happened... 


Cut to the CRAP

Okay, so my bike has been giving me some very crap problems *pun intended* for a long while. Basically the whole problem occurs when I stand up on the bike and pedal heavily or when I power-pedal - the rim bends so much that it hacks away at the bike's frame causing me to stop and re-adjust the rear wheel...


So I stopped a couple of times whilst climbing up to Sannat, fixed it but it went back to being broken... Then Iron Mike, being a great buddy, came over to help me fix it...he adjusted the wheel, spun it....HERE IT COMES...unknowingly, the wheel was set on a pile of nasty horse crap...basically a sizeable sample of crispy and delicious horse crap flung to Mike's face at a considerable amount of speed...I assume it was very unpleasant.

Anyway...then we continued to cycle, did a couple more hills, had a few coffees and that was the end of it! Funnily enough, today's highlight was crap *pun intended* .



Signing Out!

The Ride on Strava (Cycling App)

Highlights of The Ride

  • Long Ride
  • Great weather
  • the Crap episode
  • Fun ride!

Drawbacks of The Ride

  • Bike doesn't want to function properly!

Name & Shame


Pic of the Day

 Wasn't taken today but still relevant as we went down Ramla hill too! (and back up)!

Wasn't taken today but still relevant as we went down Ramla hill too! (and back up)!






The End


Cycle on!