Monday, May 10, 2010

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I got my Stumpjumper back with its new headset and was excited to take it for a ride. I went up to Granville State Forest. I think the Hartland/Barkhamsted Dam/Mid-western Mass area is pretty and hilly. Trails aren't too trodden, but I was having a good time. They ran along side pretty, rocky streams. I like riding trails in remote and unpopular places, because it feels a lot more like hiking and nature-y. They may not have the most mountain bikesque lines, but that's ok.


So, I was about two miles in and having a good time, when all of the sudden my right foot feels weird. It was like I wasn't pedaling on something flat. In fact, it wasn't like I wasn't pedaling on something flat, I was not pedaling on something flat, because the pedal had eaten up the threading on the cranks. I don't know how I did it, but I did. Nothing felt cross threaded when I put the pedals on. My nice old Sugino cranks are ruined and it abruptly ended the ride.


And, shortly thereafter, a stick stabbed me in the face.

Note the odd angle of my foot.

What is this?

4 comments:

Ninjarich said...

I'll be up there on Father's Day weekend camping trip, good to see the State Forest's trails are a fun ride (when everything works properly).

Mark said...

That last picture, without knowing how tall it is, it looks like a 2.5 inch rocket launcher pod - but I doubt it. So, I take it you were unable to ride out or what did you do?

Brendan said...

I rode out. My left leg is now considerably stronger than my right.

Anonymous said...

Without seeing the other end it's hard to tell but it looks like a horizontal firebox for a steam boiler.