Life Happens . . .

It’s now 7 am . . . we were supposed to leave home at 6:30 this morning with our cycles and gear, and head to Smyrna.

Supposed to.

Somehow, however, life has a way of coming at you in different ways.  This time it came in the form of Merritt showing up on his Trek 21-speed bike for breakfast at 6, reporting that his “Cassette” had blown out and needed fixing or replacing… in other words, he could pedal but not get any traction.

After a search online for a bike shop – ANY bike shop – that might be open early, we found most of them open their doors at 10-10:30 am!  We finally found out that a nearby Dick’s Sporting Goods store also repairs bikes and opens at 9.  We’re headed there next.

Meanwhile, I get to do things like . . . blog.

unicycle ride for charity

About UniDude

UniDude is 62 and started riding a unicycle when he was 13. He now rides 1000 miles a year for charity, with an occasional wild stunt, like riding 60 miles in one day, or 200 miles over the entire length of the Silver Comet-Chief Ladiga Trail.
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2 Responses to Life Happens . . .

  1. Gary Temush says:

    What a wonderful thing you are doing. Brigitte has kept me informed and told me that yesterday was cold for you. Well, it is -10 celcius here in Toronto and trying to stay warm. Good luck and continue your ride. Terry Fox, the young brave cancer-stricken Canadian, jogged many miles to raise money for his cause. Way to go Michael

    • UniDude says:

      Thanks Gary – I guess there are a few of us crazy folks out there who get their jollies from pushing ourselves to our own limits of strength and endurance! I’m convinced the main motivation for most of us is the need to exhibit our inner superhero . . . the charity stuff just gives us a really good excuse ;-)

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