Tim invited me out for a Sunday morning ride. I didn’t ride on Saturday due to yardwork responsibilities.
It was raining on Sunday morning, but we waited until about 10:30 to meet, and the rain had mostly stopped by then.
I don’t know where we went. I didn’t have my GPS to track the route. I was riding the single-speed. We did stop for a sandwich at some place near downtown. I had to stop multiple times to tighten my left crank arm. I’ve been having that issue for a few days.
At one point we rode across what appeared to be mud… then we smelled it. It smelled like sewage. We turned around. I was glad to have fenders on the bike.
We ran into Ian (from SoupByCycle) and his wife at a neighborhood event.
I put in just over 20 miles. When I got home, I hosed the sewage off the bike and carried it inside. I then noticed a slow leak in the rear tire.
I pulled the left crank and cleaned everything. I greased the threads on the crank bolt and thoroughly tightened everthing. I changed the tube in the rear tire. I replaced the brake pads. I wiped down the parts of the bike that were still wet.
I rode it to work today and the crank bolt was still tight when I got home. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.