Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

'Day on the Ride' and a Cracked Frame

Well, Sunday was Day on the Ride where the ALC staff provides rest stops, a lunch stop, and has sweep vehicals. We rode from the Presidio to Sausalito, Larkspur, Fairfax, up to Nicasio, and out to CA-1 and up to the Marin French Cheese factory for lunch. We then turned around, went back through Samuel P. Taylor park and on Sir Francis Drake Road and back the way we came. In all it was supposed to be between 75 and 80 miles. I had to stop at 73.25 miles when at the top of the last hill right before the Golden Gate Bridge my chain came off, wrapped around my bottom bracket, and brought my ride to an end. I got swept back to the Presidio to meet my friends and came back home. bad chain

Once at home I detangled my chain and started to inspect my bike. The right chainstay is cracked (it’s a carbon frame), probably from the tensions when the chain got wrapped up. Now I need to figure out what to do to get back on the road and for the ride. I’m still trying to figure out if I can get the frame repaired. More updates as they come.