Sunday, May 22, 2005

Pigs and Bust Wheel

Surprise another bright, clear, cool day Anne and I went off down the beach.
It was marvellous, there were ringed plovers, dunlin, wagtails, shell duck, terns, fulmers nesting at Portencross cliffs and gannets diving off shore.
Behind Goldenberry we were lucky enough to see the free range piglets before returning over Goldenberry, back home for 3.15pm, after 4 hours lovely walking.

It was still very nice so I got my boy to run me and the MTB up the moor road.
I set off over Kaim (fabulous view) down into the quarry hoping for the usual great downhill run but just after the quarry, disaster, my rear wheel caved in due to excess wear.
I've never had one as bad as this, usually I notice the wear before I get caught out but not this time!!
Fortunately I had my mobile with me and so I avoided the 3 mile walk back home.
next major bike job is fit a new rim.
I'll do it tomorrow when it rains (PM according to the weather forecast)


Blogger Jinxx said...

That looks like a sore one, hope you did not injure yourself when the wheel decided to call it a day, and thats another good reason to carry a mobile with you

10:00 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

Fortunately it was the rear otherwise it might have been a sore head for me.
Just watched Bruce Willis and Fifth Element - nothing serious there either.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Jinxx said...

Glad too hear that you never hurt yourself, and yep i just watched the Fifth Element as well.

11:43 PM  

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