Rookie mistake!!!

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by Frankie, May 1, 2010.

  1. Frankie

    Frankie New Member

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    Boy did I make a rookie mistake Thursday. My pastor and I did a 18 mile ride beside the river here in east Tennessee. He on his Trek roadbike and me on my Schwinn mountain/road bike. BTW, I was supposed to pick my new 2.3 Trek the same day, but it didn't arrive at the bike shop. Anyway, I had a horrible time staying up with him. We rode before and I stayed with him mile for mile, the problem was this: when we got back to my truck to load my bike, I rubbed up against my back tire and it didn't move an inch. To make a long story short, I rode 18 friggin miles with my back brakes on. I feel like an idiot. I did aweful that day, cramping for the first time since I have been riding. I rode 25 miles today and did fine after fixing the problem. Being new to riding I now realize I should have stopped and checked it out. I was trying to hard to keep up instead of riding my own pace where I could have noticed. Just wanted to share that with someone, it's actually pretty funny:D now, but Thursday it was killing me. lol lol lol Still waiting on my 2.3, maybe Monday. :)
     
  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    A friend in Australia created a little MTB track in his back yard for training. I wondered how he could get a good workout on such a simple track. He did it dragging a car tire behind his bike...
     

  3. Frankie

    Frankie New Member

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    Ha, I can feel his pain, I'm still not over my little mistake.
     
  4. LarryM

    LarryM Eocyclist

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    Sorry you had a hard ride.

    The League of American Bicyclists suggests an ABC Quick Check before the first ride of the day to ensure a bike is in good condition to ride, and to catch small mechanical problems before they become large mechanical problems. It takes less than a minute.

    Esp, check the video at this link: ABC Quick Check – Do It!

    Here is a link to a more complete presentation: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vVU57xVtog]YouTube - BikeNewYork-ABC Quick Check HQ Try[/ame]
     
  5. gatorguy

    gatorguy New Member

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    On the positive side, look at the workout you got. A few of these and nobody will keep up with you.
     
  6. Frankie

    Frankie New Member

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    Thanks for the kind words guy's. It's a learning deal for me no doubt. LarryM, thanks for the ABC checklist thing, I'm learning more everyday. This forum is awesome!!!!!
     
  7. Frankie

    Frankie New Member

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    Just watched it.............. great video!!