The System 654: Bike Shaming
Doctors and bike mechanics, always telling you you’re not doing it right.
Is it just me? I fill my tires once a week and got scolded by the mechanic for not doing it 2-3 times a week. In the past I’ve been scolded for having my bike in the rain (I was riding it at the time), locking it up outside (I was inside at the time), and, my personal favorite, riding on bumpy roads. I didn’t make the roads, mechanic dude. I just ride them.
This ever happen to you?
The System 177
True story. I guess bike mechanics are just like car mechanics in terms of always needing more than you thought you needed. What got me was the guilt that went along with it. Like if I didn’t re-bear my ball bearings the bike would be mad at me. Not to mention additional guilt for using my bike year round and not taking better care of it. Would they rather I didn’t use it at all?
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