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  • (TOC) 13063.72 miles
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  • Running - 114.56 miles [24]
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  • (TOC) 11965.73 miles
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Full Yellow Shin

25 Sep 2007 at 13:51 Filed Under:

Evidence of last weeks's crash are still appearing, today I woke to a full yellow shin, and after today;s ride a big bruise arrived on my right inside knee... I'm half expecting the image of Christ to appear on my back soon!

Talking of today's ride.... my rear brake (Hope Mono Mini) entirely stopped braking about 10 miles from the end of th ride, yesterday's sub-poor conditions had erased most of one of the rear pads, and as there's a stuck piston, once I'd got half way though the backing plate today there was no chance of the pads contacting the rotor.

The wetness (5 days in the last 7 - if I was counting) has allowed me to anaylse the path dirt takes to the rear brake, I'm completely correct about the outside lower half (thanks also - MikeD) but it seems that it also deflects off the foot in into the inside edge of the rotor. So I can only conclude that people that don't blow thogh pads liek crazy in the wet aren't pedalling hard along flat fast sections.

Oh an it was very windy again, oh joy joy joy.

The People Comment: (10 responses)

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14:03 25 Sep

Sometimes bruises take ages to come out, you might have a black leg tomorrow :)

What's the temp like today? I'm going to ride soon, shall I wear my new knee warmers? (which because I have stumpy legs are as long as leg warmers!)


14:12 25 Sep

Warm but windy, don't reckon it will rain, the wind's not cold either, just slow.


14:15 25 Sep

Cool ta. The wind feels quite chilly in my garden.


14:22 25 Sep

Shadow / You're not pedalling a bike.


17:25 25 Sep

> don't reckon it will rain

Incorrect! Couple of heavy showers.


17:41 25 Sep

Nope, it was dry here.


08:31 26 Sep

But most of us don't have to pedal hard on the flat as we don't have a constant headwind :0)


08:54 26 Sep

Some of us just use the flat bits for a nice cruise to get to the fun climbs/descents rather than racing everywhere :)


09:27 26 Sep

Some of us live places where it's not always wet and windy ;0)

Not quite sure how wind is a problem anyway it just makes teh riding harder which is hardly a problem.


09:50 26 Sep

Wind makes no difference.

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