No bike riding today although it was nice enough for it.. especially compared with recent weather. When checking my bike on arrival at Stony Stratford for the ride on Saturday I noticed an unhealthy sound coming from my back wheel area. It sounded like some grit or something had got into the bearings. I had no choice but to continue with the ride home and kept my fingers crossed.
This morning after breakfast and a few chores and when it was a bit ‘warmer’ I knew I had an appointment with my bike down the garage. It needed fixing before I rode it again. I gave the wheel spin as the bike hung on the rack and it seemed quiet actually. Nevertheless I stripped the wheel down completely, quick release spindle out, removed the axle, removed the cassette and took the freewheel off. I gave everything a thorough clean and reassembled it all again with waterproof grease and all seemed well. I also got the chain cleaner gadget out and ran the chain through that a few times before applying a judicious spray of lubricant. It definitely needed it after the last few rides, plenty of water about.
Now I am all set for a ride tomorrow, hopefully, but whats the betting the weather gods are not with me?