Growing old disgracefully

  • Front mech FAIL

    Thought I’d nip out after work for between 3 and 4 hours, you know, to enjoy the evening sun out in the countryside after yet another dull day at work. Put up with the stupidly stupid headwind for 25 miles because it was warm, sunny and the lambs were getting more lively the further away from home I got.
    Dropped the chain down to the granny ring to climb up over the trough of bowland, span up the slope, got to the top and thought “right, lets have some fun on the descent”. Flicked the shifter and
    front mech FAIL
    All of a sudden the mech is no worky 🙁

    I’ve never seen a mech shear off like that before and do you know what I blame?

    I blame the socks I was wearing.

    The Limited Edition singletrack socks I won for coming 2nd at the Strathpuffer24 back in 2007 and have hardly worn since because EVERY time i wear them something goes horribly wrong – I wore them to race at Bontrager 24/12 and ended up chucking my guts up (the first 24hr race i ever dropped out of), I put them on for the last couple of laps at last year’s CLIC24 and discovered that the frame of the on-one cabal I was riding had unbonded itself and I wore them tonight. If something doesn’t go horribly wrong with either me or the bike then I’m pretty sure they can affect the weather…in fact I’m putting the blame for the past 2 crappy summers we’ve had soley (pun intended) with those damn socks.

    I am going to research sock exorcisms.


    10:15 pm on April 17, 2009 | 3 Comments | # |


  • Simon 10:27 pm on April 17, 2009 | #

    Burn the socks!

  • Wayne 11:52 am on April 18, 2009 | #

    give them to Earl, he will do his thing to them!! 😉

  • terrahawk 6:20 pm on April 19, 2009 | #

    don’t burn them – that will just force the malevolent spirit to take up residence in another item of clothing.
    Just think about what could happen then. An evil hat? Or pair of undies?

    Find an alcove in your house and brick the socks up in it is my (stupid) advice.