Source: Jaclyn Delacroix
Picture thisâ€¦ Wednesday night Bunnie ride on Fromme, a group of bunnies ripping down a trail, and oopsies one bunnie has a crash, the Bunnie is uninjured but her bike looks like itâ€™s got a case of the wonkies (the stem is twisted and the handlebars are pointed in a different direction to the wheel)
Fearless leader Bunnies look at each other you can tell that they arenâ€™t 100% sure on the steps to fix the problem.Â Crash Bunnie (because itâ€™s more fun than naming names) proceeds to pull out her multitool and say â€œOh itâ€™s a good thing I learnt how to fix this last Wednesday at our maintenance courseâ€
Yupâ€¦ a week after doing the course I am happy to hear that one of my fellow Bunnies benefited from the knowledge that she received and know how to repair her own bike!
Muddbunnies Wine & Cheese Maintenance Night
6 Bunnies decided to give up a night of riding to drink wine and eat cheeseÂ and crackersâ€¦ oh and of course learn some basic bike maintenance skills!Â Some of us had plenty of time to stand around enjoying said wine and cheese while we waited for some late Bunnies who got caught up in slow traffic due to a accident on the Lions Gate BridgeÂ (hmmm accident on the bridge,Â whoâ€™d have thought!)
We started with the basics, how to clean and lube a chain!Â At this point I would like to make note that I have been doing it wrong, and once having it explained it makes so much more sense!
Secondly, we learnedÂ how to straighten your handlebars if you crash and they get wonky, yup there is a right way and a wrong way to do up those bolts!
Keep your eyes Peeled
Since this course was received so well we are intending on holding another course in the near future that deals with a couple of more difficult trailside repairs
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Great write-up Jaclyn! I am definitely signing up for the next one 🙂