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Friday, 23 May 2014

Manton Meander

Today, I did two circuits; "Manton and back" and "Brooke and back". I had some great views of Rutland Water, and I did 63 caches, including a DNF from last week.

I'm getting battery problems. A few of the batteries are behaving like they have loose connections inside. I think I need to take them apart and try to fix them. I now have four reliable 5AH batteries, and three that are too unreliable to be useful. I'm making do by putting together 4 2s batteries, thereby giving me five battery packs. I'd order more of the 4S batteries that I use, but they're out of stock. "In transit", the web site says.

While I was out, my rear carrier fell apart; that's potentially catastrophic, because that holds the controller and the batteries. The back carrier is held on near the wheel nuts, by a bolt on each side, and one of the bolts has vanished. I think it must have worked loose. I'll fix it this weekend.

At one cache, I came a cropper. I was nearly stopped, when the front wheel went into a deep slope, and I came off the bike. I fell sideways, and banged my head on the ground. I wear a helmet, of course, so no damage done. Ladysolly, on the other hand, fell over yesterday in a car park, and has hurt her wrist; she can barely hold a hand of cards.

I had rather a lot of lifts to do; many stiles en route, so my back is feeling the strain.

And I've eaten the last of the wedding cake.

2 comments:

  1. It sounds like the rack needs some shock adsorption to protect it and the batteries on it.

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    1. The bike has rear suspension :-)
      What I need is a bolt that doesn't come unbolted, and a spare bolt in my puncture repair kit.

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