Loose Rear End

Another spin on the 456 tonight. I had intended to take the Unit, but the 456 was nearer, and was equipped with lights and a hipflask.

Something seems a bit amiss with the 456, yet again the rear wheel had come loose and nearly fell out when I lifted the bike through the back door. Later on during the ride I could actually pull the tyre into the seatstay if I pedalled hard enough. I think that the 7 year old Syncros skewers might be somewhat past their best, I shall probably replace them with some allen key skewers when I can get hold of some.

The rest of the ride was fairly uneventful apart from the rather excessive amount of wind.

It’s now time to overdose on garlic with a mix of garlic pasta, garlic bread, and the remains of Saturday nights beef in Guinness with Stilton and lots of garlic. Tonight will be guaranteed Vampire free after all that lot.

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9 Responses to Loose Rear End

  1. Simon says:

    That sounds like a great meal. I had beef in Guinness on Saturday too :)

    My Unit is still making horrible creaky noises despite me changing the broken pedals. I guess the bb is on it’s way out. Might strip it down and have a look (although that will involve cleaning all of the dried mud off first).

  2. rich says:

    It wasn’t the best beef in Guinness that I’ve done. Despite using more meat and less liquid than the recipe advised, it was still too thin.

    Tasted nice though, and that’s what matters.

  3. Simon says:

    Yup, taste is the main thing. I coat my beef in flour before it goes into the pan, helps thicken things up a bit.

  4. matt says:

    ” coat my beef in flour before it goes into the pan, helps thicken things up a bit.”


  5. Father says:

    And tomorrows roast lamb has a touch of the garlic about it!

  6. rich says:

    From the smell of your house yesterday, it’s a little bit more than a touch :)

  7. Father says:

    Mother has never been sure whether a clove is one bit or one garlic. It’s best to be on the safe side!

  8. Simon says:

    Garlic is ace. More = better :)

  9. MikeD says:

    I like how Rich complains of excessive wind on his ride and then embarks on a huge garlic frenzy :-)