The weather was less stable than yesterday when I rode out for a ride that would take me along the exact route I did yesterday, but in th eopposite direction. I had a bit of a shower when leaving Bierbeek but things dried out quickly once I reached Opvelp and it would stay dry during the remainder of the ride. The wind was a bit more fierce than yesterday and the average temperature was 3 degrees less with 12 degrees C. When I was on the last hill of the day, shifting to my big ring in front upon reaching the top, I broke the cable.
Since it still was the first cable, installed when the bike was configured back in 2005, I cannot really complain about the dependability of the XTR shifting cable with LX shifting gear . I called Filip Sport and I can pass the bike along on thursday. Luckily the cable broke only 2K from my home, leaving me to peddle along with the chain on the small ring in front for just a couple of minutes. In hindsight, I already suspected it to be a little looser when I left home, but obviously no-one can foresee the exact moment when a thing like this will happen.
Ride Stats : 34K and 200/230 heightmeters in 1h33mins
30-03-2010, 20:58 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf