I went biking withJplant, Adam, and Swac last night, which was hella fun. We did a loop or two around Reed’s Lake, including a few trips through some wooded trails (Wooded Trails –> Narrow dirt/mud paths in a wooded forest area with steep inclines and equally large descents, often coupled with unfortunately placed trees demanding quick turns or the sacrifice of some body parts.) All was going quite well until I noticed [while zipping down a sizeable hill in one of the trails] that my rear brakes appeared to be making a nasty scraping sound, and didn’t appear to be slowing the bike at all. At that moment, I was more concerned with the not slowing/stopping part, as I was movig at a pretty good clip. I managed to make it down without falling or hitting anything, which pleased me, but a look at the brakes told me something wasn’t right. There were some pretty sizeable scrapes in it. Adam‘s diagnosis today was this [which made sense to me]:
(11:00:02) Adam: Someone never tightened that back pad on the inside, and as a result, you braked with one pad, and the calipers.
So that’s not so kewl. I made it the rest of the way back without braking much, and it was still quite fun, but Swac brought the bike back to Galyans today, and hopefully they got it all fixed up. That’s my story.