Bicycles and Italian Cars

How Italian sports cars and bicycles are alike: You always have something to do in the garage on a Sunday afternoon.

How they are not alike: If you accelerate through the corners on a bike, you get pedals that look like this:

smashed pedal

My right pedal. The outer metal part used to be rectangular.


It has proven very difficult for me to shed the habit of powering through corners.

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    • I’d forgotten all about that — after the original part broke, yes it did. I don’t remember who gave me the advice to use a bike cable as the replacement, but whoever that was saved me quite a bit of dough over the years.

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