Normally I swim on Thursday mornings with my group at the Y, but I also had a 45 min bike on the schedule too. With this week being the Commuter Challenge I really wanted to ride my bike to work today. I figured I’d ride and then swim on my own later. I was way overdressed for my ride, but it was feeling great to be outside. At one point during the ride I heard a little metallic ping of something hitting my bike frame and bouncing off. Wasn’t sure what it was, and it barely registered. When I got to work I noticed that my front brakes did not look right. It turns out that what I heard was the back nut coming off of my front brake calliper and winging off my bike:
Luckily there is a bike shop a few blocks away from work, so I dropped it off as soon as they were open at 10 am. I got a little worried when at 3:30 I hadn’t heard back from them. Apparently they hadn’t located a replacement yet… So much for my good intentions for the Commuter Challenge! Debbie gave me a ride home, and then later in the evening…phew! A replacement part was found. Thank goodness. Now I just have to hope that it doesn’t snow on Saturday because I’m hoping for a long bike ride!
Yesterday was a sad, sad day… My beloved sushi suit bit the dust as the rear end of the suit was all of a sudden…somewhat see-through! I had a thought this morning that I still have swim suits from years ago that I could probably still wear, yet most of my competition suits seem to conk out at 6 months. (Okay, I could wear these old suits, but it doesn’t mean that I would.) I mentioned this to Debbie…and that I had some of these swimsuits from circa 8th grade or so… I don’t actually use them anymore, I just have them in a drawer somewhere. Debbie really thought I should throw them out:
So here we go Debbie, my suits are now in the discard pile in my spare bedroom! Dontcha just love that neon suit? And I would not recommend getting the white and black suit with the bubbles wet at all. White is not an opaque kind of colour for swimsuits…