On Every Ride


20140712_114455Somethings not right.

Is my seatpost slipping? I look down, see the tape marking the usual spot, and determine no, it’s not.

Is my seat moving backwards? I stand out of the saddle and wiggle the seat a bit. Nope, it’s fine.

Are my shoes loose? I tighten them another click, just to make sure.

My stem must be too long. No, it’s a 100mm, same as my other bikes.

Are my tires going flat? At the next red light I obsessively check them. Plenty of air.

I bet my brakes are touching. I reach down and loosen them, still feels the same. Tighten them up again.

Somethings not right. Maybe it’s just me?

– Ashley


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2 Responses to “ On Every Ride ”

  1. raymond on July 31, 2014 at 2:45 am

    That’s life Ashley, on some days nothing seems to be going right. On Saturday I thought I’d take a different bike and was on my Dahon for the first time this year and it felt exactly the way you described your ride. I was happy to get home again.

  2. Bob on July 29, 2014 at 8:24 am

    On an MS150 ride there was some significant rain. I was having to work harder then usual to maintain my speed. I was sure I had a flat. After a few minutes I stopped and checked, of course there was no flat, just enough water to provide sufficient resistance that I noticed it (or so I told myself).


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