I sprinted so hard that it broke my pedals

My bike is equipped with the vector power pedals so that it records my power in addition to speed , cadence, time, and hill grade. It’s nice when it works right. Occasionally the batteries will die and that is an easy fix!

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Well yesterday I decided to venture outside with the weather not as hot as it has been and I decided to work on sprints. There is a stretch of road that isn’t that busy yet, 5 minutes from my house. It is not a long road but it is long enough to hit at least 30 kph on a sprint. I do a sprint down, a sprint back and I repeat a few times. My eyes are always on the road looking for potholes, objects in the road, and traffic. My bike is a 3 wheel bike so its very fun riding only 2 wheels and may be a bit dangerous.

Anyways I finish my sprints and look down, it tells me the right vector pod is missing. Oh great! I have no idea when it popped off but it was there when I started my sprints. It most likely came off when I heard clunk clunk. That really is not a good sign. At least my axle in the back didn’t come off. (That’s another story and I will tell it when I can tie it to some inspiration). I have to hook up my Garmin to the computer to see when it stopped recording and what was my highest speed at the time.

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Even with this broken, my pedal still worked. I was still able to tell my time, grade, and speed. I lost my cadence and power until I get a new pod. I thought I had a spare one on my trainer but I must have used it the last time I had to replace it.

But did you notice that my bike still worked even though it was broken? Often in lives we experience some type of brokenness, whether it is a failed relationship, a lost relative or friend, or a lost job.

In the midst of it all we just deal with it as it comes. You pick yourself back up. Find a new partner in life. Find a way to soothe the grief you are experiencing. Update that resume and find a new job.

Even though I haven’t been working, I have been working. Now I just need to prove that to some. I haven’t lost any relatives or friends lately that I know of by death but my accident scared them all or most of them away. The ones I meet now are few and far in between. They just don’t understand me.

But I’ve learned that I can help others by writing my experiences down and they can use it as encouragement. That is awesome and I never expected that to happen.

You are worth it and only you knows what’s best for you.

5 thoughts on “I sprinted so hard that it broke my pedals

  1. It just couldn’t handle your massive wattage output!! 💪

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  2. I liked that vector power. Maybe I should try it. Your thrust was too much for your bike to handle 😊

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