Taking Care of Business : 95/100

Kate’s bike has been in need of some TLC for a few weeks. Her shifting has been a mess. The brakes are a little soft, and I don’t even want to look at the greasy chain. Oh and her handlebar tape needs to be replaced. What we are looking at here is known as a tune up.

If you take you bike into a Local Bike Shop(LBS) for a tune up they are generally going to wok on everything that isn’t a bearing. For example they will replace the shift and brake cables but they won’t repack the bearings in your wheels or bottom bracket. Its good to get a tune up once a year to make sure the bike is in good working shape.

Today I replaced the cables, put a new roll of bar tape on her handle bars and replaced her chain with a waxed chain. I went ahead and gave the bike a nice washing as well since I had a lot of things removed.

Overall the process went well. She has bar end shifters which can make putting a new roll of bar tape on tricky but not today. I could have documented the process with photos but it was hot and I just wanted to get it done.

Workout details

So far this burpee challenge is not going the best for me. My left elbow has been sore the last week or so. I stopped doing pull ups to let it heal and push ups may be causing issues as well. I did 1 burpee again to keep the challenge alive but I wasn’t feeling the motivation. Tomorrow I have a bike ride and will try to do some burpees before and after the ride.


2 responses to “Taking Care of Business : 95/100”

  1. Achy joints are no bueno. My shoulder was complaining a little bit last week. I took about 5 days off of swimming and pull-ups to let it rest. Seems to have done the trick.

    I too am struggling with the burpees though. I’m doing them after my daily bodyweight exercise workout and even churning out 10-15 is hard at that point. 🙂

  2. Yeah at this point I have learned to listen to my body when it has issues. Could have used that a decade ago.

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