Wednesday, February 13, 2008

So You Think Only Clydesdales Can Break Frames


On my 2nd lap Sunday at Elings Park, I felt my seat get a little soft.


I thought the bolt on my seat had come loose, so I continued up the new singletrack that parallels the fireroad climb. Once I got to the top I got off of my seat and was expecting to quickly tighten the bolt and be on my way.


You can imagine my surprise when I saw the rather large crack in my frame. Thank goodness the seatpost supported the seat tube well enough for me to not impale myself. That could have been a good ouch.


I took the bike to see Dave and Luke and they were pretty impressed that a 160 pounder could break a frame.


I guess it proves that an out of shape 48 year old can still put some stress on a bike frame. The good news is that it has a lifetime warranty on it.


The bad news is, that the new frame might not be in time to race this weekend. That may be a good thing, since the dish of humble pie I'm certain to get served never tastes that great.


See ya out there!

2 comments:

TnA said...

Hmm...did you have enough seatpost inserted in there?? ;-)

Tom Anhalt

Greg Knowles said...

Of Course Tom! I know the engineer in you would love to check it out. Too Late! ;o)