When things bicycle go well, I can cope. When things aren’t quite right, I mostly struggle and scour YouTube for advice. I am not a natural mechanic.
I expected the replacement freewheel to arrive later in the week so, to get the kilometers in and hit the 3,500 k number this week, I rode the Bishopsbourne, Armstrong Lane loop first and, the next day, out to Carrick. The Armstrong Lane loop is interesting. Why does it always seems hillier going anticlockwise through Bishopsbourne than going clockwise? I have recently tackled it both ways and I still don’t know. Obviously the climbing and descents must be the same but it certainly feels less hilly turning left off Bishopsbourne Road and looping clockwise.