I’ve really enjoyed riding my bike in the cold weather the past couple days. I love the cold air in my lungs!
Here’s what happened on the way home, though. I was just be-bopping along like I always do when the pedals just jammed up. That’s never a good sign. I look down at the chain and realize I’ve got a problem. I was riding my snow bike (a mistake since the snow is pretty much gone….), which is notoriously poorly maintained.
Long story short, my chain snapped in half and I was stuck.
I did what anyone else would have done: I draped my broken chain over the chain link fence. If you’re biking along the Midtown Greeway near between Lake of the Isles and Glenwood Parkway, keep an eye out for my chain – it’s a memorial to abandoned cyclists everywhere.
First, I tried shuffling myself along the trail without pedaling like I was riding one of these:
But turns out, that’s hard work, y’all. Plus I kept banging my shins on the pedals. Ouch.
So I took the bus home instead. The End.