Blaze and I went for a 12 mile bike ride last friday about 3 miles in catastrophe Blaze breaks his chain. I was actually ahead of him so I don’t know exactly what happend but he says he was in the middle of shifting when a car pulls out in front of him he slams on his brakes and the chain breaks. Its a three mile walk to walmart which is where we are originally going. So after buying a chain repair kit we realize the replacement link is not the right thickness. I go in buy a replacement chain and a pair of pliers to put it on.
All in all the trip to the store takes about five times as long as it should. I also forgot my bike chain lock key and so did Blaze its genetic I guess. So finally I get to do why were here at the store to get some grub. I have no panniers or one of those cool carts you can tow behind you. I have one of those army surplus backpacks that I got for a dollar. Blaze has a duffle bag with a strap. I leave Blaze outside to watch the bikes he rides a Releigh and Izzo is a Giant. I am not letting some hooligan ride off with our bikes. I spent about 30 minutes picking out food and I sware at least that much time in line. After we divide the load we bike home ride home is harder its at a slight uphill and were tired from the walk ride earlier. Oh I forgot to say my sholders were super sore from my cheap backpack digging into them. I was loaded down and wet and super tired. I can honestly say I wanna go again,,,
I am amazing myself I biked 12 miles on both friday and Saturday. Friday was kinda of interesting Blaze went with me and he broke his chain broke. Blaze had to walk 3 miles to walmart. I bought a new chain and a plier this kind old guy with only one eyed helped us fix it. For as I have rode bikes, I have never ever replaced a bike chain. Then it started to rain I got soaked it was insane. Saturday I went alone it was windy I road against it all the way down. I thought i would be pushed on my way home but the wind shifted. I forgot my sunglasses so I got a lot sand in my eyes. But it’s becoming addicting.
When I first started riding. I used to try to bike to and from work. There was a hill on the bike path that killed me. This Friday I had to pay my rent (I put my car on a non op as an incentive to use my bike more often). So I had to ride my bike to the office. I had to ride a up a hill about 5 times as steep and long as the one on the bike path. Well blaze was with me he sailed up it like he rode it up everyday. I misshifted my gears, my chain came off I while was leaning over trying to get the chain back on Blaze’s tea came out of my camel pack and rolled down the hill. I chased and managed to grab it. Blaze comes back down he thought I had wiped out cause I was leaning over my bike. I manage to get the bike back up and head up the hill I make it. Lungs exploding skin is purple. Blaze sitting on the curb waiting for me not even breaking a sweat. I plan to do it again next week.
Yesterday was an intresting day, afterwork I was outside fixing my bike seat when my neighbors grandson says” hey there’s smoke”. I look and the house across the arroyo has its yard on fire . I call 911 fire department comes. My son and me go riding to the movie theater see a slasher face it it’s halloween. When go riding to wienersnitzel get some food some crazy guy is there spouting something about the plants getting high and drunk. I am amazed at how much stronger I have become. My body is punishing me less. Good things to come I hope.