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My Simple Solution for NEVER Forgetting Your Frickin’ Pedals Again!

December 2014
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Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it freaking happened again… I broke down my Trek this morning, excited for a lunchtime rendezvous with my trainer. Carefully placed my bike, shoes, clothes and trainer in my truck and headed down to the office… Smiling the whole way. I arrived at my office at 6:15, rarin’ to go, pulled my bike out of the back and what do I see? Frickin’ crank arms with no pedals in them. UGH!

I rode my Venge yesterday.

I’d had enough. Here’s my solution to this ridiculous problem that has plagued me three times (!) this year:

First, check the slush fund… Second, head down to the bike shop and pick up a new pair of pedals that perfectly match your bike:

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CHECK!
Next, head home and install them on your “A” bike, placing the old pedals in the box and on your briefcase so you don’t freaking forget them in the morning. Again.

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Ah yes, lookin’ fabulous AND I’ll never have to miss a ride because of old-fart memory ever again. Best $150 I ever spent. Dammit.

P.S. For the noobs, always remember to lube the threads of your new pedals before you install them… Yes, it matters.

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5 Comments

  1. Kecia says:

    That’s comparable to me packing my gym bag to do strength training after work and realizing I have no sports bra in my gym bag…oops! Good thing I’m relatively flat chested 😉 I now have an “Oh Crap Bag” in the back of my vehicle as a result!!

  2. PedalWORKS says:

    I learned the lesson years ago. I have pedals on all of the bikes and only remove them when I travel and rent a bike. Nice post.

  3. bonnev659 says:

    i have a set of pedals on my bike, and 1 set (got cheap used for when I travel for rented bikes) it is so good to do.

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