GOOD THING YOU'VE GOT ME. Whenever things go awry I let you know because I don't want you makin' the same mistakes. You might still, but...
... maybe you'll learn and fix it faster.
I'd managed to bang out some good work,
and was ready for a beautiful
Three minutes from home, I'm thinking...
Did I check my derailleur battery?
Turning back goes against my core beliefs.
Our dad drilled it into us...
... A Brown never turns back!
I could have ridden on.
It was probably barely red.
But, what if it stopped working?
I remembered the night J took a tumble off the side of a local single track.
Busted his shifter right off...
... and was stuck in granny gear for 40 minutes.
It took him forever to get anywhere.
For sure, I didn't want that.
Normally, I'd swap one out with the other bikes and be on my way.
Not this time.
My steeds are down at the local bike shop waiting for service.
I'd have to wait while my 1 battery charged up,
which worked out great.
My new shoes, which I purchased specifically for the MTB, needed an eversoslight adjustment in the cleats.
Moral of the story?
Always check your batteries...
... the night before your planned ride.
If you're purchased a RaceDay Bag lately, then you should have this handy sticker.
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20 minutes recovery
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