Sunday, March 17, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fork Fix

I had to take off work this Wednesday for personal reasons and decided to work on the forks to get that gushing leak fixed.  We wouldn't want Margaret to be parted from practicing too long. Honestly, I was apprehensive before getting down to work on this task.  I know its messy and the bike is old so parts are difficult to come by if something goes wrong and breaks.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Fork Failure

We went out again for Margaret to get some practice in last Sunday afternoon.  Temperatures were in the high 60's which in my mind is a sign that we should be doing some sort of riding and not waste away the day drowning in the sofa and gurgling at the TV.  So off we went to the practice parking lot to progress some more.  It had been a couple of weeks since she rode due to cold and rainy weather so we started her off easy to get accustomed to the basics again.  This just wasn't her day though.  She couldn't get her confidence level up for some reason.  She kept walking the bike forward with her legs to get it moving instead of clutching, and was riding about 7 miles per hour.  I could see the hesitation and asked her what was wrong but she said she didn't know.  After about 10 minutes of trying to get back into it she came to a stop and dropped the bike.  No harm done, but she was very upset so we called it a day and went back home.

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