ON THE LONG LIST OF ROOKIE MOVES, things we've all done at least once and sworn to never do again...
... there is one that reigns king.
It happened on my favorite holiday of the year, during a beautiful afternoon, just after meeting up with some of the posse.
The settling sun softly lighting smooth trails, a light banter as we flew across the valley, then...
... a horrendous screeching of metal!!!!
Rocketing up an extremely steep pitch, I tapped my e-tap. Normally, this wouldn't be a problem. But, I was being a bit greedy, pedaling under a load trying to keep my momentum...
... I should have backed off.
It was actually a two-fer:
- Pedaling under too heavy a load to shift with out risking all that can go wrong in such situations.
- There is 1 problem with e-tap, sometimes, especially on uneven terrain, it's easy to double tap it on accident.
That poor ol' (actually new!) chain went up and over the 52,
into the beautiful, bladed spokes,
and deep into the hub.
It was wedged so deep I couldn't pull it out. Had to walk a few miles...
... lesson relearned.
Not to be repeated in any upcoming races.
Thanks to posse shredder Kristen for rescuing me!
People keep asking me for coaching.
Todd, will you coach me?
My answer has always been no, until now.
I'm taking on a handful of clients who want to be RaceDay Ready™.
15 Pull Ups + 12 Power PushUps + 10 Heavy Squats
30 minutes recovery
60 minutes reading + Journaling