2005-04-18

Twisted Derailer

Twisted Derailer
The Paris to Ancaster race was yesterday. It was a lot of fun, great course, great weather, and everyone was nice. The race was a 60 km mixed road and trail ride, so it was everything from pavement to unbelievable amounts of mud.

Around 58 km in going through some muddy areas something happened to my derailer that caused it to explode, and bend in on itself and into my spokes and gears (see picture). I walked the last 2 km after bending the derailer out of the spokes. Wes and Maygan were waiting for me at the finish line, and Wes ended up pushing me across, which should be in some photos somewhere online. I'll have a look for them.

All in all a good race, though my time wasn't great, and wouldn't have been great even if I didn't blow the derailer. I need to get in better biking shape.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

How on earth did that happen?

Ty

martin said...

dude, I wish I knew. I was peddling and heard awful sounds coming from the rear gears. luckily I wasn't going fast so no damage was done to my wheel spokes (I think). I was going through heavy mud at the time, I think it may have jammed up something...

Bradtholomew said...
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Bradtholomew said...

Probably a competitor with one of those Roman chariot spike dealies on his bike got you. Gotta watch out for those guys.

martin said...

that may have been it. Damn them, they should be banned! Also people in other countries who delete their comments.

Bradtholomew said...

Shaddup. The fingers I was using were too fat.

martin said...

you should obtain a special dialing wand.

J said...

or...

Put down the fork!!

FACE!

Bradtholomew said...

Well, a special typing wand at least.