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By December 31, 2008March 22nd, 20177 Comments

Yesterday morning, I peeled myself out of bed at 7AM. It was like trying to flip a pancake that wasn’t ready to be flipped. After enjoying some French Roast made in my new french press I got for xmas from Mom and Dad, I suited up and headed out for my last ride of the week in the QQ.
I was going to enjoy a 3.5 hour mountain bike ride and was having fun riding on the icy trails until… “WHAT?!?!” My front brake lever suddenly pulled straight to the bar. I released, and it was flapping in the wind.
This part fell out… which abruptly ended my ride. Turns out, you kinda need your front brake to stop going at high speeds. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I already knew that, but had a few “fun” moments when I was going too fast and tried to slow for a corner. I simply rode back home after that, but still got in 2.5 hours. I think there is an evil brake leprechaun who lives in the North Foothills of ABQ because in November, I was mountain biking up there and my rear brake died. It was an easy fix (just needed to be rebled).

It appears I have sold my Scott Hardtail to someone on MTBR which I will be kissing goodbye after next week. I am excited for someone else to give ‘er a whirl! And guess who scored the Cannondale? The brother of Survivorman who is also survivorman, part 2. It’s hard to let go, like watching your 5 year old go to school on the first day for the very first time. *Sniffff*

I am off the bike for the next 2 days. Today is hiking with Superkove and tomorrow, we are going snowshoeing. I also splurged for a bottle o’ champagne to celebrate 2009. It’s going to be a great year!


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