Since I am no longer riding my bike to work every day, I decided that I needed to do a little bit of "training" in order to get ready for the rides I am planning on doing, this year. That means spending some time on the rollers, a few times a week. But, there was a problem with that plan.
I didn't have my rollers.
A couple of years ago, I loaned them to Tim, who was a customer of mine when I was building fixed gears. He is a good guy, and I trust him with stuff, so I loaned him the rollers to use, with no time limit. I was riding every day, at that time, and didn't need them. Now, however, I needed them back.
But, in the meantime, I had gotten a new phone, and Tim's number didn't transfer over, for some reason. So, I figured the rollers were pretty much gone, since I hadn't talked to Tim since my dad died, in 2010.
Last Monday, I went over to Performance and bought a new set of folding rollers. They were on sale, but they still cost $169.00, which is a chunk of change to me. But, I had no choice, so I just ponied up the dough and brought them home.
I set the rollers in the shop building, without even opening the box. I figured I would break them out within a couple of days. But, the next day, I had a little bit of a sore throat. By Wednesday, I was fully into a chest cold, complete with cough and fever.
No roller riding was in the cards, for a few days. So, the rollers sat in the box.
On Sunday, I was knocking around the house when the phone rang. The number looked familiar, so I answered it. It was Tim! He wanted to know if I was home, because he was on the way over to my house to drop off my rollers and a set of wheels I had loaned him.
After we caught up a bit, Tim headed home and I headed to Performance. It was nice to get the $169.00 (plus tax) credit on my card...