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Training Log Archive: tRicky

In the 1 days ending Jul 24, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road bike1 49:19 15.06(18.3/h) 24.24(29.5/h)
  Total1 49:19 15.06(3:16) 24.24(2:02)
averages - sleep:7.7

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Tuesday Jul 24, 2012 #

7 AM

Road bike (commute) 49:19 [2] 24.24 km (29.5 kph)
slept:7.7 shoes: Giant TCR

I was having a good old cruise into work in the cold this morning and had just passed a bunch of cyclists right before the Ent Centre bridge when I hear something rattling around in the back rim so I got off to have a look and found I'd somehow broken a spoke. Given that I'd not done this before I had no idea how to fix it so tried to snap the spoke off but apparently they're quite Strong and you cannot break them easily. In fact, it takes something quite extraordinary to break a spoke, like riding the bike normally.

Anyway the rim had developed a nice curve in it so I had to walk the rest of the way to work, the first half in cleats then barefoot because my left calf muscle didn't like walking in cleats. Walking barefoot was not much better.

The local bike store in Subiaco had:
a) no matching spoke; and
b) no mechanic
so couldn't fix it for me.

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