Sunday, May 24, 2009

Six Days Later

... and I'm pushing that 367lb. biotch up this hill, again. Fortunately, I was a half-mile closer, this time. :)

I don't think this has anything to do with the previous repair(s), so let me be perfectly clear: I don't think this is ESS' problem. I think this is just my "string of good luck" for May, 2009 (which includes frozen bank accounts and other stupidity that's all conspiring to TRY to prevent me from getting to a really good job interview on Tuesday afternoon, it would seem).

This time, I was riding up this hill, when suddenly I heard a quiet "thunk," and the bike shut off. I went to try to start it, and the starter motor came to life, but spun quickly, unburdened by engagement with the flywheel.

Push, push, push. Rest. Try the starter again. Same thang.

I'll be glad when my luck changes.

UPDATE: Here's what it was.

1 comment:

  1. JP, go read this and then think about the last week or so's sequence of events.

    1) Repeated scooter breakdowns
    2) ESS has only one good mechanic, who was there only once a week, and now isn't there at all.
    3) You need a job. You are a smart guy, love yer scooter, and are rapidly acquiring experience in diagnostics and solutions.

    Then think it over. The Goddess is not usually quite so blunt about conveying messages, but if this isn't a clear case of Consider A Change In Career Path My Son I don't know what is.

    Just a thought. Get to the interview anyway, but keep other options on a back burner on simmer. :)