I had a major misadventure on my road bike Friday, and a minor misadventure on my bike Saturday,. Friday, I was about 12 miles into my ride when I started feeling/hearing a clunking noise coming through my pedals. I stopped to see if there was anything to be done, and I determined that the noise was coming from my bottom bracket. I rode home with that irritating noise needling at my brain. I assume that the bearing is roached and it will have to be replaced. Bummer
Saturday, I took my mtn bike out for an off-road spin. I was cutting across a desert mountain pass, and I had to lift my bike over a fence. I leaned the bike on the fence, wasn't careful, and the bike fell and landed on the rear derailleur. Luckily, nothing was damaged but, somehow, the cable was pulled loose (I'm sure I didn't tighten it properly last time I messed with it). Anyway, I had to make a pit stop at my sis's house to fix it (I didn't have a little wrench in my pack). So, I took the wrench with me and set off again. When I finally got to my riding spot and about 3/4 of the way up the mountain trail, the cable came loose again. I fixed it again, but I had to push my bike up the last couple hundred yards of trail to the top. The ride down was a lot better. I rode for a total of 3 hrs 42 minutes, about 45 minutes of which was messing around with my bike.
Sunday, I rode again on my mtn bike, this time on the bike trail. All in all, a pretty good weekend (though it was very hot). I wore a long-sleeved dry-fit shirt and it seemed to keep my arms a lot cooler than bare arms exposed to the sun.