Sweat the small stuff.
Everything is small stuff...
except the big stuff.
Shit your pants over the big stuff.
Back in February, I lamented the loss of my Tülbag. Within it were certain things I felt were irreplaceable.
Replaced with this:
But it would never be enough for me, so I went searching.
Of course someone had NOS Alien chain tool attachments lying around. Of course they were overseas. Of course I would have to pay three times the amount I paid for my original one, but just knowing that they were out there for the taking....
I ordered one. I waited. The Pie missed the doorbell. I got "the note." I rescheduled delivery online and authorized to have it left at the door. I signed "the note" just in case. I came home, and "the note" was gone... no tool. Friday, 5:20PM.
My face felt sad.
I went to the post office first thing Saturday morning. I got a shrug that indicated, "Hey, were just the US Postal Service."
I got my package. Not sure how or why it was still there. I went home.
I thought the nut at the bottom was threaded. I remember the M5 bolt not going in pretty last time, but it went in eventually. This one was not threaded... perhaps the last one wasn't either. I lost patience fast. I grabbed the most impatient tool I own.
I feel whole again. There is a certain peace in the world right now.
Then there's the big stuff. Time to shat one's pants.
To Breck, the Misfit diSSent Brontoawesomeous Meatplow V.5 goes once more. Crammed in a box, unhappy, both of us. Affluent Anglo Saxon issues.
Of course after I boxed it up, I realized I never got a photo of my new Industry Nine Enduro rim.
Enduro... I know. Love that word.
But I was reminded on the I9 site that they were Enduro before enduro became "enduro."
"The Enduro name means the same thing to us as it did when we first released this wheelset 5 years ago: Reliability, strength, and performance above all else."
So I will let it slide... although, if you were choosing a set of enduro wheels for your enduro bike so you can race ALL THE ENDUROS, I think the Enduro wheels would be your most logical choice.