… so…another one of the many amazing things to come out of The Great Pandemic for me was…
waxing my chain
yep…just like it sounds/reads
i tend to wabbit hole things…in the 90s it was cigars…when i drank it was whiskey, tequila, port and the associated misadventures of the stoopid kind…these days its coffee…restored WW2 survival training films … the sorted lives of “where are they buried now” rock stars such as Black Sabbath, UFO, Bad Co. MGS, Motorhead, the Mighty Zep, ect
more interestingly and more productively…i spiral out of orbit on bike tires, bike tubes, bike lube…bike chains! all courtesy of youtube…my great wasteland
at some point in my (current) aging future ill look back at it all and say
“…OH MY!!!.. how i did squander my seed and youth on youtube…”
eh…whatever…deal with that conversation later when im old
a couple of years ago, during “The Great Sit At Home And Watch The World Implode” sessions on CNN (Covid New Network), i discovered this fine fella Josh Portner of Silca…you know how music can save the lives of those in despair? … well … josh saved me from the almost certain Covid related insanity back in 2020-22, and thats something!
ultimately josh helped save my chains, gears and a few watts
i tally the hours, days, weeks, years and hundreds of youtube videos wasted, and i end up here, with andrew at friction facts…(notice a pattern?)
its been (and continues to be) and incredible journey of useless knowledge and the acquisition of petty wisdom… regardless…my drive train is now quiet, and fast, day in and day out
i have a pretty good grasp on my chain waxing regimen … i rotate 3 chains every 300kms or so, this way im never short on quiet, fast, super smooth shifting, freshly waxed chain…so now, every riding morning i awake, lubed up and ready to go … how about you?
who else is waxing their chain?
is anyone interested in waxing their chain?
anyone “alt-lube curious”???
terry - chain waxer