It was probably about three months ago that the front derailleur broke on this road bike. This is the bike I use as an all around beater. I ride it in the rain, when I know the conditions may be rough, on the trainer and I have used it to pull the B.O.B. trailer on bicycling camping trips. It is not a spendy ride, but it suits me just fine. I put a lot of miles on this unit. As with a lot of things in life, it need not be expensive or top of the line to enjoy. There is an old saying down in Tennessee, well probably, I know it's in Texas, that goes something like this "Fool me once"... It doesn't matter how or if you voted, there is some humor right there. OK, I digress...what I meant to say is "Sometimes the best things in life are free." The bicycle can cost $15 at a garage sale, or be a $5000 fancy ass carbon thing, or free. It doesn't matter as long we are enjoying the ride. I enjoy this ride. We are expecting a storm moving in early Saturday morning. They are saying 10 to 16 inches of snow along with some hefty winds bringing the wind chills down to -35F for Saturday and Sunday. Early next week they say the temps will be near -20F with out the wind. bbrrrr
It was for that reason I needed to get this bike fixed and back on trainer. I changed out the derailleur and put the trainer tire on, so for me it will back to the inside brick tomorrow. Elliptical and bicycle trainer.
So even though the weather may be different the next few days, we will still get outside. We are going to cut a Christmas tree, do our outside chores, carry in wood to keep the fire stoked, but I will ride indoors.
So back to another cliche, someone once said "Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of."