Three spokes, you’re out?

The last few days have been interesting to say the least…

There were a couple of days I could not ride my bike as it was raining outside…

The next day, I wanted to take my bike out but then I noticed that my wheel was touching the break pads from time to time…

It wasn’t very noticeable but since I had been playing with my wheel’s quick release mechanism to temporarily remove my derailleur guard (so that I could reapply some paint on it) I was paying a lot of attention to how well my bike wheel was turning…

Since I did not want to take any chances I did not ride my bike that night and brought it to my LBS the next day…

It turns out that another spoke (late last year two other spokes broke on the same wheel) was broken so my wheel was unbalanced…

For the next two days I borrowed my old bike from my brother…

What can I say…

It looks like I really got used to my new pedals and my front headlight

My Garmin GPS I was somewhat missing it but not as much as the rest..

I received a few days ago the cradle I had ordered for my Samsung Galaxy S4 which I temporarily installed on the bike.

Instead of running a full GPS software application I was using the My Tracks application on my phone which at least provided me statistics such as speed and the like…

I do prefer the Garmin GPS for this as I am beginning to be near sighted and I do not want to use my reading glasses when I ride…

Now for the good news, I just got my bike back from the LBS

As for the bad news, we are supposed to have rain and thunderstorms for the next few days…

PS: If you are wondering where the baseball reference comes from, some people say that once too many spokes (2 or more) break you should consider replacing the wheel… If I had actually done that I would have replaced the wheel the year I got my bicycle…

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