I did a 30 mile bike ride today. I rode about 14.3 miles up to downtown Rochester and said hi to my aikido friends. Many of the roads there sucked for bike riding since there is no shoulder, and big drainage grates and pot holes and stuff…
On the way home I stopped at BK for a quick lunch. I stopped at a couple bike shops hoping to get a second spare tube for my bike. But they weren’t open, at least not yet. One of them was supposed to open at noon, but I didn’t want to wait.

BIKE KARMA:
About 5 miles from home I saw a carriage on the side walk. As I passed it, there wasn’t a horse, but a bike. It was sort of a bike/carriage thing. Like a bicycle rickshaw. There was a guy on the ground looking at it, and a woman and some kids hanging out nearby. I stopped turned around and went back. I asked if everything was okay, if he had just dropped a chain or something. Apparently the chain had come out of the cage near the tension pulley (it was on the outside of the little tab designed to keep it in the cage). He didn’t knwo how it happened or how to get it back in. I told him don’t worry, I have tools. I pulled out my park tool kit. I removed the tension pulley, and separated the cage to let the chain back in. I replaced the tension pulley, and tightened the screw. I told him he should be set to go. He got on the bike, pedalled a few strokes, and it seemed to work. I put my tools away, got back on my bike, and headed home. I just hope someone stops to help me if I am ever in trouble. I think most cyclists will though. But it’s nice to have a little bike karma in the bank (not that I haven’t stopped to check on/help other cyclists before). But still…