So, I'm still alive, still riding bike. Spend too less time with fly kites. Also last year (2010) I had a goal with my bike. It was reaching the 10000km on the total distance. And I met the goal and rode 443km more.
Dec. 31st 2010:
total 10443km in 503 hours
In the meantime I had to replace some stuff on my bike:
- A new chain at 8425km (too late, see below)
- The rear break-pads need a replacement (10100km)
For the winter I got brand new spike tires. Nice! Consumes much more force to get forward, but in snow and icy conditions they really help.
Now 2011 I have a new goal: Additional 5000km. So I need about 300km more this year compared to last year. Should be possible especially that in the last year I didn't really started in March (due to snow and ice, I fixed this ;-)
But I mentioned earlier that I replaced the chain too late (after 4500km). And I only replaced the chain (the guy in the bike shop that would be OK). So the payback came this week. First I thought that due to the cold conditions (down to -10°C, plus snow and ice literally everywhere) the derailleurs having problems. The tension pulley jumped if I used the middle chainring(?). But the bike shop noticed the real problem: The middle chainring was worn totally because the chain was stretched again. This caused that the chainring hold the chain (winding up the chain onto the ring) until the pulley finally was pull strong enough...
So new parts in this year:
- New Chain
- New middle chainring
- New cassette
Not much driven till now. So I don't go look onto the odometer today ;-) I think abut 30km sounds in the right magnitude. 4970km to go *sigh* ;-)
Edith: Fixed typo.