Today I was supposed to be riding the Radway Audax – 95 miles around Cheshire. The HQ is only 11 miles from home so I decided to ride there. The chain picked up where it left off last week by slipping a bit, and jumping rings, but I thought it would settle down. Unfortunately after about 8 miles it started jumping off the jockey wheels on the rear mech and therefore getting jammed. I decided not to try and risk it and got a taxi home. It’s my own fault. I was discussing this with Anthony last week and I’d measured the chain with a chain tool, and I knew it was ready for replacement. I decided to try and squeeze one more ride out of it. More fool me. Lesson learned. Bike is long overdue a full service – it will be going in tomorrow.
So the paltry 8 miles I did today takes my total for February to 490 miles, and my total for 2011 to an agonising 999.5 miles!