Friday, September 11, 2009

Gear!

Well, it has been a triaspirationally disastrous week, which always leaves me feeling very glum...

I had to be at home from 11 to 4 today to accept delivery of the refurbished LeMond Revmaster that I purchased last week - 4 o'clock rolled round, no sign of it - but the lady at the delivery company said the driver was just running late because of the rain. Indeed he finally turned up around 5:30 with a somewhat alarming bundle of packages - they had an air of incoherence and randomness that was more reminiscent of something you might tuck into the trunk of a car than actually ship cross-country!

The frame had a token modesty veil of cardboard draped around it, but basically just came into the apartment looking like this:

Moments later, it was an orgy of brown paper:

Spot the glowing orbs:

I believe it is properly assembled, although before I actually tip it up on its wheels and roll it anywhere I should obtain what a set of instructions I dug up online calls "the 5mm hex key and the wrench tool" (not included!) and tighten the bolts that fix the frame to the cross arms. However, it is quite stable in the stationary position...

It was by that point too late (nutritionally if not hour-wise - too many hours from lunch!) for me to embark on the long run I'd hoped for, and in fact I'm still definitely not feeling 100%, so I reluctantly listened to the voice of common sense. I will swim this evening, and with luck it won't be too crowded; I'll run tomorrow morning; and now that I have this piece of equipment, the odds are much better that I will actually put in a suitable number of hours on the bike over the next couple weeks...

4 comments:

Wendy said...

Did Blackie benefit from the orgy of brown paper??

It looks like you have assembled the bits well!

Rainmaker said...

Very cool, and nobody will ever accidentally bump into it upon the excuse of not seeing it. :)

Danielle said...

Those are the bikes we use in spin class. I like 'em!

ShirleyPerly said...

Early Xmas present -- Awesome!!