Friday, March 25, 2011

"Breaking" News

Another mountain bike rider
cheats death as his MRDBS
maintained ride disintegrates
beneath him.
Another Local Mountain Biker Cheats Death on MRDBS Maintained Bicycle!

You know the story. Bike needs some work. Mike offers to help. He's an avid rider, talks a good game, and has a really nice workshop. Surely he knows what he's doing. "That would be great, I'll drop it off tonight with a six pack."

And everything looks right once he's finished. The crank arm is connected to the spindle. The fork goes up and down. The bike has a seat. "Thanks Mike."

It might be a day, a week, or a month later when it happens. But it generally happens. The crank arm comes off during an uphill grind. The fork starts spewing oil while riding up the sole trail. You're driving down route 30 at 70mph a bike wheel flies off the top of car. Or your seat simply falls apart mid-ride.

This could be painful, but it wasn't.
It's just funny.
You can't get your money back, and the beer is long gone (it was gone before a wrench even touched the bike).  And you can't get mad. Why would you? This is the stuff that legends are made of, and it's why you'll see a discrete sign out on the Bonus Loop marking the beginning of MRDBS' ascent into immortality.

You can't make this stuff up! 


  1. Half truths and rhetoric. But it is funny.

  2. "Half" truth is probably being generous, but I will not be accused of letting the truth get in the way of a good story...

  3. Same result if his younger brother had worked on the bike!!!

  4. "Luck of the Irish" I suppose.