92oF

Actually it was over 100oF, but PWEI didn’t write a song called that.

Went for a ride this afternoon to clear my head, met Mike D up at the bmx track for some comedy chain-falling-off moments (Mike) and a complete failure to leave the ground (me). Despite what the photos may show, Mike was actually jumping the doubles cleanly.

As you can infer from the title of this post, it was very hot today. Climbing up Bloomfield Road was a nightmare due to the heat, and once I left the BMX track behind the heat sapped me of energy so I just pootled along slowly.The trip down through the woods was nice as it was in the shade, and good singletrack is nice whatever the weather.

Whilst failing to photograph Mike in the air, the counter in the camera wrapped round from 9999 back to 0001, admittedly Marc took the first 9000 or so photos, but 10,000 pictures isn’t bad going for the little thing.

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4 Responses to 92oF

  1. MIke D says:

    I think the chain falling off might be because the chain’s too _short_ – that SRAM mech’s longer than the XT one I took off, so it probably ought to have more chain in it. I think it gets over-extended when the suspension compresses and pulls the chain off the bottom of the ring. That’s my current theory, anyway.

  2. rjw says:

    It’s as good a theory as any.

    Beats getting the angle-grinder onto the chainrings anyway.

  3. MIke D says:

    Of course, I couldn’t find any spare links to make the chain longer (or any HG pins, for that matter). So I put a slightly smaller outer ring on instead for a hopefully equivalent result. I dare say a less-worn ring will help. Maybe.

  4. marc says:

    hmm, don’t think I took that many pics! possibly something to do with whatever sony did when they were fixing it, maybe.