Journal - Ride 40, Close Call

Short Description About Today

  1. Back on the Saddle
  2. Eventful Ride
  3. Easy
  4. Punctured :(

Bike Maintenance & Punctures

So you may have noticed that I seemed to have taken a ninja-break completey out of the blue...Was I just being lazy or was it something else?

Frankly, I think it was a bit of both...but mainly it was due to the fact that I had to take my bikes to Magri Cycles so that they can get some much needed fine tuning for this summer.

For example, it resulted that I had blasted through my road bike's (Cervelo S3) bearings and they were completely toast, quite literally. Also due to the fact that I'm a cleaning whore and regularly (once a week) wash my bikes fully and re-apply lubricant to the chain to keep them fresh...apparently too much cleaning has it's drawbacks.

Magri Cycles always manages to be super-quick whenever I take my bikes there and I had quite a lot (a ton!) of stuff to be done...so much so that the "to do list" ended up being a whole paragraph for EACH bike!! I guess I can be a pain sometimes :)..

 

Today's Ride (21st July)

T'was quite an easy and eventful ride. Decided to take it easy today as I was returning from a 3 day long rest. Started off with the usual Qala lap to warm up a little and then headed to Ramla to do some hills, twice to be exact. 

Event No.1

As I was descending down to Ramla I hear a car coming up from behind me (making a ton of noise)....a bend was coming up and out of nowhere...the passenger. AND I AM NOT KIDDING

I REPEAT, I AM NOT KIDDING.

THE PASSENGER IN THE CAR FLINGS OPEN, INTENTIONALLY HIS CAR DOOR INTO ME....I WAS QUITE LITERALLY BLOWN AWAY.

I obviously had to take a few seconds to register just what the hell was going on and to try and believe what had just happened....the perpetrator obviously won't be reading this as I assume he's the lowest of the lowest of schmucks. So whoever you are, I sincerely hope karma comes right back at you.

The car was Red, with Plates : AAL 574, BEWARE.

 

Event No.2

Shifting to something less life-threatening....As I was descending (yes, again) down Nadur...BOOM. My rear tube pops just as I finished the descend (luckily for me!). But at least I had the trusty spare tube, pump and levers with me as I was again back on the saddle after about 15 minutes! Thanks to Domenic for teaching me the art of changing a tube lol...

MASTER DOMENIC

 

 

Signing Out!


 

The Ride on Strava (Cycling App)


 

Highlights of The Ride

  • Easy Ride
  • Fun Hills

 

Drawbacks of The Ride

  • Idiotic Drivers
  • PUNCTURED!

 

Name & Shame

AAL 574


 

Pic of the Day

 Near the Horse Race Track :(

Near the Horse Race Track :(

 

 

 


 

The End

 

Cycle on!

M