Saturday, April 25, 2009
Riding With Ricky
Ricky is the boyfriend of our long-time neighbors' daughter. I found out that he was on the cycling team at his college, and so we started talking bikes. He has this classic 1990 era LeMond racing bike that needed fixing up. So he brought it over today and we worked on it for about three and a half hours. We changed a shifter cable and housing, took apart the front and rear wheel bearings and the rear cassette, and cleaned and lubed them, and then cleaned everything else on the bike. Making a bike look new is so good for the soul. Then, we went for a ride! Fourteen miles to Bayville and back. I am so accustomed to riding alone, that it was really a treat to ride with a friend. Time to chat, and talk bikes. What's better than that!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 7:29 PM