Today we went out on another group muni ride. As usual we had a great time and I was very pleased to ride along a round log that was about the same diameter as the ones surrounding parks, 3m long, at one point about 1m above the ground, and slightly wobbly and slippery. I did it twice too! It was great fun and gave me much more confidence with my log riding.
But onto my main point. Tomorrow, I should get my muni back after searching for a bolt for the cranks. I couldn’t wait that extra little bit, so of course one day before getting it back (and therefore not using my 20” for muni) I tacoed my 20” wheel. It was fun though, and I’ve now got something to hang in my room.
I actually just bent and dinted the rim a lot first doing a pretty small drop with an off camber landing from a log ride. After a bending it back into ridable shape and having a good look, I decided it had reached the end of it’s days. When we got back to the park, I finished it off on a drop from a picnic bench. The landing was really soft! So I’m now the proud (in a way, although I’m sort of kicking myself for not holding out an extra day) owner of a tacoed wheel. The whole wheel’s going to need replacing anyway because the hub and cranks and pedals are broken and bent.
There are a couple of pictures in a new “Just Conversation” thread and I’ll soon put some more of our ride in my gallery.