I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time over the last few months writing articles about bike trainers. What Al Gore is to global warming…I am to bike trainers. We’ve both benefited handsomely from our laser-like focus on our chosen subjects. Big Al in lucrative speaking engagements; me in….well not so much.
But it’s because of my
obsession interest in bike trainers that I was drawn to a youtube video on Kurt Kinetic Road Machine maintenance. This is a video that a balanced human being would typically gloss over…while making their way to a Justin Beiber or Lady Gaga production.
I was immediately intrigued by the ‘Kinetic Trainer Maintenance Tips’ video.
“What could this be about?”
“I have a Kinetic trainer and I don’t know how to maintain it!”
“Is my trainer disappointed in me?”
Battered by self-doubts, I clicked on the ‘play’ arrow and joined the other 951 viewers who’d watched it before me. And boy did I come away from the video feeling good!
Here’s some maintenance that I can do…and do it with excellence. A bit of oil here, a drop or two of oil there, a small square of cardboard in just the right place, and I’ll be good to go.
What I’m trying to say is that…even a guy who struggles removing the whiskers from his Remington shaver can maintain his bike trainer (when you watch the video you’ll
curse me for wasting your time see how easy it is).
And when you man-up enough to actually apply a spritz of lubrication to the vulnerable threads of your trainer, you’ll join the ranks of warriors who’ve gone before you.
Those warriors who’ve gutted prey for table-fare, replaced thatch to the roof of their shelter, or relieved themselves into a hole dug behind a rotting log.
You…yes you, Mr. Weak-sauce can feel the primal surge of confidence common to all men who sharpen and maintain their weapons.
Skeptics may claim you’re reveling in cheap thrills, but you and I know otherwise. Start small with bike trainer maintenance, and before long you’ll be using the impact of your words to break lesser men’s jaws.
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