Today I headed out nice and early to meet ColinJ for a nice hilly road ride as I need to get out in the hills again. He had put it up on the cyclechat forum so there were a few of us meeting up. I felt like I was going well and then on the hill out of Littleborough towards Todmorden I went to change gear, it shifted all the way down the cassette, what was going on? An investigation revealed this.
See the problem, it had actually snapped in the shifter! I sent a text and started heading home, I was not happy. In fact I was struggling not to cry! Part way home I remembered Cooksons now open on a sunday so I thought I could head home and look at what time it opens. After passing through Bury I realised this was a bad idea and in the frame of mind I was in I would just sit on the internet all day and miss the lovely weather. So I headed to Cooksons, getting there at 11am just at it opened. Martin took minutes to put a new cable in and I headed back out. I made a decision to follow the route backwards and see if I could bump into the others. I had sent Colin a text and he had text when they were in the cafe, a different one than planned. So when I passed the original one I guessed I had missed them. I sent a text saying where I was and I was going to be looking at heading home when he rang, they were 15minutes away! So I met up with them and then turned round.
At this point the route was shortened as it was getting late so I rode back to Hebden Bridge with everyone. We all headed our seperate ways with me riding out to my mums in Middleton to suprise her, not before stopping for more food in Todmorden. A nice roast dinner and she insisted on dropping me home however much I insisted on riding.
110miles on the Garmin, longest ride ever!