I did a lot of physical work over the weekend. I used a hand-saw on Saturday to clean up tree limbs. A friend came over on Sunday with a chainsaw, and I carried heavier limbs. I also took my bike for a short errand ride to the post office and grocery store.
Last night, I cleaned Nermal’s drivetrain. I took it as far as removing the chain, and soaking it in a degreaser. I didn’t have a spare pin for the chain, so I just re-used the old one. It seems to make a stiff link, so I’ll probably have to replace the chain soon. Oh well, live and learn.
I was still pretty sore from the weekend this morning, and I don’t fully trust the chain on Nermal now, so I drove to Jeffersonville, and rode the rest of the way to work.
On the ride back to my car, I broke a spoke on my rear wheel. The chain is still working fine though.
It’s been a long time since I broke a spoke. That bike has had problems with that in the past, but I replaced the rear wheel, and that solved it, until now.
I’m pretty tight financially right now, so I can’t fix the bike. To ride the other bike to work means riding the entire distance, and there is snow in the forecast, so I might be done riding for the week.
All of this just made me angry. Then I get home, start browsing, and find this:
I had heard about this a few days ago, and forgot about it. I read this today, then read the reader comments. Now I am angry that I am part of the human race. Luckily, most of these people that talk shit would never do anything stupid, but there are just enough that will to piss me off.
Feeling this way makes me want to overeat. I think I’ll sleep instead.