“I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.” ~Willa Cather
I have been a bit obsessed with nature taking over lately. When I see it I have to take a picture. When I categorize them all I will start a new photo album over on the MLBB FB page.
|Trees are a bit like Honey Badgers they don’t care they will just grow right around stuff.|
Last Wednesday I wrote about my encounter with Cujo, and how my wheels seem to be taking a beating. Today I found out how bad of a beating the rear wheel took.
I finally (A weeek and a half later) took the rear wheel in to get trued. It got worse after me riding it for a week and on Monday’s ride with the LRHG I had to open the brake caliper in order for it to clear. Yes it was past due.
Today I took it to my friends at Bicycle Pro. As usual Fred and Collin took care of me and my bike. I am an OK mechanic these guys are pro’s. Hence the name. They fixed my Sram S-40 front wheel and when getting ready to true my rear R-Sys wheel I saw this.
|Carbon spoke split in two.|
Lot’s of people are frightened by the R-Sys wheels after the whole Velonews incident of 2009. I have always had faith in the wheel after many friends had a spoke break and were able to keep riding. I did just that. T-Rav and I rode probably 40 miles this AM with the broken spoke.
Hopefully all things come in three’s and I am done with wheel issues for the year.
Now I just need to stay away from Cujo.
I dont recommend riding with a broken spoke but it was nice that the wheel held up.