Today we did a bike maintenance course with www.cycletraining.co.uk. It was a whole day and I have to admit that I was worried that by hour 2 I was going to be bored, but actually it was great. I certainly never knew that you should never put more grease over a bike chain unless you've already cleaned said chain first.
I now know my sprockets from my kranks, my noodle from my derailleur, and how to adjust my barrels. If my work wants to make more redundancies come my return, I feel confident that Evans might almost consider taking me on. Not that I want to get too cocky. I haven't actually put any of this into practice on the side of a US highway, in the middle of the Rockys, in bad weather, and with extreme fatigue making me grumpy.
I'm sure I'll get the chance though.