I disassembled my exercise bike assembly and ascertained the problem I noted yesterday. That problem being: You get what you pay for. Spend 90 bucks on an exercise bike and you’ll end up with a hunk of crap! The problem is that this bike is really cheaply-made and the rubber belt that stands in where a chain should be has almost entirely disintegrated from friction. Don’t I feel dumb! All this time I’d assumed the unpleasant burning smell when I was working out these past few weeks was my neighbors toking up with cheap pot, when in fact it was simply me literally burning rubber with my mighty thews or whatever. Ha! Ha! Sigh.
Anyway, I guess I could buy a replacement belt once a month for the rest of this thing’s life, but I’m thinking that maybe I should bite the bullet and invest in a decent elliptical machine or something. Not that I can really afford it, at the moment, but I guess this would be one of the few legitimate reasons to put something on my credit card all irresponsible-like. (Said “legitimate reason” being my health.) I guess I’ll think about it while I’m at Comic-Con.
Perhaps I will see some of you there! But probably not. I’m only there for a day and a half, and my schedule is packed.