Every Other Wednesday

Every other Wednesday my wife leaves for the entire evening to serve food to some people that are a little less fortunate than most.  I take that opportunity to grab some tools and an old rag to do some bike maintenance and cleaning. It's like clock-work. So if you're ever wondering what I'm doing on a Wednesday night, I'm probably breaking something, bleeding, learning something new or making progress on my bikes... or even all of the above. It's one of my favorite parts of my routine.


  1. Sounds like a great way to spend a Wednesday night...both what you and your wife do. Did you learn the ins and outs of the bike by self experimenting or did you ever take any classes or read a book? Keep up the nice blogging.


  2. Thanks Darryl, for the kind words. I've never taken any classes on maintenance... although I would love to. It's been more about learning as I go. I grabbed a book once, but it didn't seem to help. It sort of taught you how to do a lot of stuff that was common sense mechanics. I'd love to hear suggestions of a great book if you know of any!

    I've got two old bikes in the garage that I experiment on before touching my primary rides. It's a decent system. I learn more by doing, anyway.

    Thanks for reading!