So Critical Mass was fun as always. The ride was a little short, but it was still fun. I didn't go to the after party, because Jenn and I were going to go camping.
I will say that it has gotten alot better with people corking the intersections and waving at the cars as they pass them by, instead of flipping them off because they (drivers) are annoyed and honking.
What does bother me, is when people drink while they are riding, and then just throw their cans on the road as they are riding. Right on if you want to drink, hell I drink on a lot of rides...but I throw my cans away in my bag. Dispose of your cans properly. This is only making cyclist look bad and critical mass look bad as well. I know that sometimes a few bad apples are always bound to be around, but we should speak up when we see it happening.
On a different note, I got my new cranks today. All I need now is to get my chain and some new pedals, and "Betty" will be ready to roll once more.
I am pissed at bicycle sport shop. We bought a chain from them and had them put it on (that is the only thing I hate doing on a bike) and they said her bikes brakes were "unsafe". So I paid them more money to "fix them" properly. Well last night we were riding home and Jenn's chain broke and that bent one of the chain ring teeth. She took it back to them today and the guy basically told her that the chain ring is very old (which it isn't, I bought it three months ago) and that it was her fault for having it on the wrong part of the cassette ( I have it ghetto single speed for now, til I can get her another wheel). He said that was unsafe also. My thing is this. If it was unsafe, then how did the bike make it out of the shop if it was unsafe. Shouldn't one of the shop folks realized that the chain line wasn't straight? So now I have to go in and be a dick, because they don't want to put another chain ring on for free. If they don't do it...then I am never taking my business there again.
I'm done venting.
til next time
3 days ago