Saturday, February 09, 2008
I've always had wheel problems, but this is over the top
This one's for you Tenacious T. I've broken too many spokes to count in the past. I've even broken the flange of a rear hub. But this takes the cake. 20 minutes into our Saturday ride, I was riding up a gradual slope, and tore 2 adjacent driveside spoke nipples and eyelets through the rim. Holy Crap! These are 32 hole Mavic SUP's, which are pretty bomb proof. They are my oldest wheels, and they have seen a lot of winter miles, so I'm sure corrosion had something to do with it.
Thankfully, I was able to limp home and grab a spare wheel to continue the ride. In the end, Jordan and I were able to get our long rides in Friday night and Saturday morning before the cold snap got here. Almost no chance of riding Sunday based on the forecast. Good luck to the Vasaloppet skiiers. Stay warm.