Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Child Could Do It!

In my previous post I commented that "checking out equipment was more demanding than I'd expected."

Sunday I got up relatively late (7am) and headed out to the local coffee shop not all that long after its 8am opening. I managed to stretch out coffee and bagels long enough for one of the local triathletes, Larry Walters, to show up after his morning ride.

That was as far as I could let the procrastination go. I headed back to the condo to assemble my big-@ss fan and CycleOps Fluid 2 trainer.

The fan was quite straight-forward. The trainer, less so. It's just that the assembly instructions were too brief. Actually, I did much better following this post than I did the instruction sheet. I gather that my model is a little older (I ordered it at the beginning of June) - there were some small differences between mine and Paulie's. I'm pretty sure that the whole operation would have gone more quickly if I could have borrowed his two-and-a-half year old assistant!

Some folks may be shaking their heads at the thought of using a trainer as the local weather moves toward gorgeous as rainy season draws to a close. With the traffic, evening training rides just aren't a good idea on the roads 'round here.

Usually I let the pop culture references stand or fall on their own, but today I'll make an exception (maybe I should make it a new habit). For the Star Trek impaired, the title of today's post is taken from the original series episode Spock's Brain.


Blogger Wendy said...

This post made me think of many parents' seasponal fear -- "some assembly required"!

It's a fine thing that the TBC is here to help. (And that you'd had your morning coffee!)

11/07/2006 07:57:00 am  
Anonymous Nigel said...

The ability to assemble things is encoded on the Y chromosome. For a real man, there are no instructions. Just a sheet with some opinions of what you might want to try if you get stuck.

11/07/2006 07:58:00 am  
Blogger Flatman said...

ditto nigel...I refuse to read instructions!

11/07/2006 08:52:00 am  

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