I wasn’t sure I’d get a chance for a ride tonight, but luck was on my side. At the risk of getting into a rut, I chose to go out to Williams Grove again.
This time I was going to take the X bike, thinking it would be a good tune-up for a longer ride this Saturday. But as I got up the street I looked down and noticed a wobble in the rear rim. Sure enough, I found a broken spoke. I don’t break many, but it seems everyone I have broken has been on this particular wheel with the 28 spoke count. Perhaps a new rear wheel for the X bike will be factored into next year’s bike budget.
Since it was close to home, I switched everything over to the Trucker and started over. It ended up being a nice evening with the storm clouds holding off in the north and west. I took a diversion over to Creek Road and stopped to admire the scenery.
Finally, coming in Siddonsburg Road after dark, some kids in a car decided to start screaming at me and gunning the engine a little. Harmless fun I suppose, but certainly not welcome. I guess it speaks to the education system these days, but the fools proceeded to pull into a local market less than a mile down the road and were getting out of the car as I rode by.
I couldn’t resist messing with them a bit by pulling out my camera:
Nice ride – lot’s of bugs!
Misc. Miles: 1.9
Distance: 30.6 miles 2013: 521.5