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Brodbecks' ride changed From Thursday 6/23/22 to Friday 6/24/22

BIKE VIRGINIA TOUR 2022 POSTPONEMENT

Due to continuing economic and supply chain challenges we are unable to host a 2022 bike event.

Our team has been making every effort to adapt in light of the current environment. Unfortunately, we are not able to proceed with offering a quality event at this time.

We know you are eager to return to riding. We are too.

We appreciate your patience in this matter. As updates become available we will provide them by email and social media.

Kindest regards,
The BIKE VIRGINIA Team

Chesterfield, Va-south of Richmond-not official yet (I guess waiting to see if we have another wave of the plague?)

I assume you knew this!

Aug-02-21 04:23 pm
OOPS
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

I mean’t the chain matching up to the $400 cassette!

(I did warn you guys “Broken Brain”

Aug-02-21 03:36 pm
OOPS
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

Comedy of errors. My chain has been falling on the front inside for a few weeks now. I always consider that if it happens only once a ride, it is operator error but twice or more, the front derailleur screw needs to be adjusted (1/8 turn).

So, right before the midway stop, my shifting was poor. I figured the cable was ready to break. Then I noticed a ticking sound and saw one of the chain pins was sticking out and side plate bent. Jim M. had a chain tool (I do not carry one since I have only broken one chain in a gazillion miles) (I broke many tandem chains which is not unusual). I carry many different multi-speed master links so I should have changed it at lunch. But I figured I would just ride the last 17 miles with a tick-no biggie?. Of course the shifting and bent link was getting so bad, I could not pedal anymore since the bent chain would not get through the derailleurs. I had ten miles to go and gave Ellen my keys to pick me up. While waiting, I got the pin back in and figured I would shorten her ride picking me up. Of course the chain got so screwed up and bent that it finally fell off the bike with 7.5 miles to go. At this point, Jim was gone and I had no chain tool to fix it by putting on a master link (I tried to get the remaining pin out with my screwdriver and rock). Ellen tried calling me but my phone watch didn't ring because I only get calls from my existing contacts (I forgot that it only goes into voice mail). To make a long story a little shorter, I coordinated Ed Cahill at work with Ellen H. to pick me up. I owe her big.

Just put on a new chain and hopefully it matches up to the old $400 retail price D/A rear derailleur on my short ride tomorrow. It did match up on the repair stand but that is only phase one, as most of you bike geeks out there know. Working on the road is another story!

Remember-It's A Gift!
MT

Apr-15-20 05:02 pm
Category: Social

Tour de France postponed for 2020.

When I inserted the ride, they were calling for sunny and 50 degrees. That was a push for a very tough ride. They are now calling for 45 and mostly cloudy. I would have kept the ride on if it was 45 and sunny but the bad combination is a little too cold. If there is a 50+ degree sunny Sunday in the near future (almost doubtful), I will post it again. For now, I will do one of the other two ride options posted unless I think of another ride in the next couple of hours.

Sorry for any inconvenience I may have caused anyone. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN UGLY!

The Carroll Manor to Fawn Grove ride is on today, Sunday 8/3/14 at 9AM. There is a small blob of mist from Westminster to Parkton at 7AM. Hopefully, this will dissipate by 9am. I do not see any significant rain over the next few/many hours. I am concerned about the mist!

I will be out there by 9AM with cue sheets.

But-Remember-It's A Gift!

MT

Jul-04-14 06:58 am
Firecracker Cancelled and Rescheduled for Sunday July 6th

Firecracker Cancelled and Rescheduled for Sunday July 6th

Jun-26-13 07:02 pm
The smooth edge is NO MORE!.
Forum: Road Problems

Not with this guy's back! Sue the County!

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