Friday, November 14, 2008

A 5K Trail Run ...




... with my bike on my back. That was not my intention. But 2 1/2 hours into a 3 hour planned ride turned ugly when, once again, a babyhead rock leaped into my rear derailleur, slamming it into my wheel and snapping the hanger in two.


Enraged, I came this close (hold up right hand and place thumb and index finger 1 cm apart from each other) to throwing Pinky down the hill. Rather than try the singlespeed thing again, I focused my anger into running. Throwing Pinky over my back, I began to run/jog/shuffle.


I endured the first 15 minutes purely on anger and frustration. The second 15 minutes I made it on damn stubbornness. I never once stopped and rested. I even passed two hikers, who probably thought I was a lunatic. I did slow down long enough to explain why my bike was "riding me."

TransRockies '09, here I come!

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Nice form on that hike a bike!

Anonymous said...

If your bike could blog, what would it say.

Anonymous said...

This is Pinky . I've had it with Carey . She drags me all over the world . Rides the stew out of me . Breaks my parts . AND then slings me in the back of Zeke's stinky truck . I'm looking for a new owner !!!!!

Danielle said...

That sucks!!! Sorry about the bike.

But shorts and just a jersey? Not fair!

Martin said...

Thanks for those shots. I used that technique Sunday morning during a relatively slippery and steep leaf-covered rock and root strewn section of trail.

Fastest and easiest hike-a-bike ever.