Today I had a very difficult uni ride to the office. It is not too far away (6km or so depending upon which route you take).
However, I was having real difficulty staying on board. Fighting all the way. Now the wind was very strong and gusty, so I thought maybe I was just being blown off course. And when I had to head right into the wind, it was like going up a big hill, I had to lean right into it. But of course the gusts came too.
Sometime after I got to the office I inspected my unicycle a bit, as another co-worker was interested in it. I noticed a spoke out of place … a broken spoke. Well, that probably accounts for the weird creaking sounds I have been hearing in the last week or so, especially as I freemount. What I hadn’t realised is how out of true the wheel had become due to the broken spoke. So, I wondered if that also made riding a bit more difficult.
As it turns out, to make matters worse, on my way home, my crank arm threatened to fall off. So as soon as I noticed it becoming loose, I stopped riding and walked home. Sigh.
Ok, does anyone else ever have a difficult time riding in heavy winds with gusts, or when your wheel is really out of true, or is it just me?