Kid just loves him some cows (komos) wrote,
Kid just loves him some cows

A brief parable

A few years back, I was in A-1 Cycle in March picking up a pump when a guy brought in a very muddy, but very new mountain bike for service. When he got to the counter, he explained his problem to the moonlighting bike courier who was likely to do his tinkering for him. "I think I wrecked my drive train over the weekend," he said.

Moonlighting bike courier asked, "Oh yeah? Where were you riding?"

Assuming the query indicated enthusiasm, broken bike guy responded. "Oh, we were up in the Fells mudding, and it was awesome until I got hung up on a log when I was climbing..."

"Karma's a bitch, ain't it?"

Broken bike guy stopped quite suddenly. "What?" he blustered, "...why do you say that?"

"The Fells are closed to mountain bikes from January through April 15 to cut down on the erosion damage we do." Moonlighting bike courier lifted the broken machine onto a stand and tinkered a bit with the pedal levers. "Yeah, it's fucked," he said. "Serves you right."

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