Another aborted ride

Something obviously doesn’t want me to ride bikes at the moment.

Yesterday I rode out to an 18th birthday party, when I came to ride home again the rear tyre was totally flat, and typically I hadn’t bothered taking any tools or spares with me. Today I headed out on the Stiffee for a quick ride and after 2.5 miles of climbing decided my left shoe was a bit loose, so I reached down to tighten it only to discover I’ve snapped the instep strap off my Sidi Dominators. I had to turn round and coast back home again.

I’ve given up for the day, I’m not going to risk a third failed ride in one weekend. I’m also going to have to find some other shoes to ride to work in tomorrow.

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7 Responses to Another aborted ride

  1. matt says:

    are the straps replaceable?

  2. rjw says:

    Yes, provided I can find some new ones somewhere.

  3. Simon says:

    PITA. Maybe the after effects of Friday 13th?

  4. grant says:

    I’ve snapped the strap on my 2 month old 661’s. Not a happy bunny.

    Non-replacable strap. :-(

  5. rjw says:

    A new strap is on the way, except the feckers have sent it via UPS rather than just popping it in an envelope and sending it via proper post.

  6. Simon says:

    That’s completely retarded!

  7. grant says:

    Why not just chuck it in the bin? About as effective.