Saturday, January 22, 2011

Rusty Rotors

This morning was a beautiful sunny morning in an almost constant overcast Northwest.  The big yellow ball in the sky was a welcomed old friend. Not riding since last Saturday gave me a strong hankering to ride today.

Our oldest grandson had a basketball game this morning.  Everyone piled into our 4Runner with Amber at the helm which allowed me to take the Beemer.  As I was putting my gear on I noticed rust on the rotors - a telltale sign of stagnate steel.  A bothersome discovery that put my lack of riding lately in perspective.
Our grandson's team hasn't won a game yet this season.  It's not because of a lack of trying or not practicing hard, they've just been playing teams that are better.  Nope, there's no rust on his team.

When I decided on the title of this quick post it made me wonder if there's actually someone with the name Rusty Rotors.  I know, that's kind of a strange thought but believe it or not there was a guy at my junior high school named Russell Sprouts.

May your rotors not gather any rust.  Go forth rust free.

God's speed.


  1. LOL .... I went to school with a lad called Hayden Heronimus Wolfgang Shnedden Kerr .... his parents were mad musicians ... I still remember it 30 years later.

    Cheers, Nick.

  2. Oh wow... Poor Russell - I bet he got teased a LOT!

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  4. Hahaha - nice one Mike!

    Doesn't actually take long for rotors to get a film of rust when there's a bit of humidity about. suffered the self-same thing over the Xmas break.

    hope that being back on 2 wheels put a smile on your face!

  5. Nick,
    Wow, that name is a mouth-full! I wonder sometimes what parents are thinking when they name their kids. Thanks for stopping by!

    Unfortunately I think he was picked on. I hope he's doing okay these days! Thank you!

    I'm not sure how amazing this little post is but thanks for stopping by!

    Yeah, that darn rust is everywhere. A couple of taps on the brakes and it's gone but the message is clear... ride more! Thanks Geoff!

  6. Oh man, I better go check mine now, with all the drippy damp weather lately. That yellow orb showed up on my commute home today though! Yay!!

    Here's hoping the Grandson's team has good days ahead! :)

  7. Kari,
    It's not a big deal... it happens especially this time of year. It's just that it doesn't look good. It's like a stamp of inactivity. :)

    I like your description - "the yellow orb". Thank you!

  8. Puts a whole new spin on bike maintenance, doesn't it? "Honey, honest, I'm only doing it for the good of the bike!"

    Or a new way to look at R & R Rollin' and rust removin'.

  9. I like that philosophy. Kind of a preventative maintenance thing. Take care!