So, pottering along on my bicycle, 45 km into my planned 50 km potter, starting to go up a hill and rather than changing down gear (for it\’s a short hill) I rise up off the seat to better stand upon and thus turn the pedals and
The next thing I know I\’m sitting on the side of the road with various ouchies.
Bleedin\’ pedal snapped off didn\’t it?
A very nice young couple (since when did 12 year olds have drivers\’ licences? Or am I just getting older?) threw the bike in the back and me in the front and brought me home. Many thanks to them.
No serious damage done.
I was about ready for a new bike anyway: getting fitter and need different gear ratios, different seat, different handlebars as well I think. Maybe I can convince wifie that this is a sign that the whole thing just needs replacing? You know, if one part\’s so stressed that it simply snaps, better to get a brand new one?