On my ride this morning, about 30 minutes in, I felt that familiar stinging sensation. F*%k! I pulled over and checked my shorts. Yep, there was a hole in my nice new shorts. I took this time to look over the seat and noticed that the bracket had a sharp edge to it. All this time it was the bracket that was ripping my shorts. So it wasn't the ice cream I had for dessert last night ;-)
In order to get home without ripping my leg open, I thought, what would MacGyver do?
I had no duct tape, chewing gum, paper clip, or string. I found a rock and used it to file down the sharp edge as much as I could. Then I studied the seat from all angles and noticed that from the top, the bracket is wider than the seat itself. Not good. I made it home without making the hole in my shorts worse and called Wingman at work. I asked him to help me figure out a way to make a cover or something for the bracket. He is a master when it comes to stuff like this. So now I wait.
I moved my massage appt up to today because my neck and lower back were bothering me and seemed more stiff than usual. So after my shower, I leave the house to drive to see Tammy. I get in my Civic and notice the windshield is dirty so I turn on the wipers. Imagine my horror as I watched a crack make it's way across my windshield!!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why, why does this happen to me? The good news is I have glass coverage so when I get back from my race, I will get the windshield replaced.
So after dinner tonight, Wingman takes a look at the seat bracket and can't come up with a way to cover the bracket in a nice manner. We took the old seat cover from another bike, but it did not come down low enough to cover them. At this point I called the bike shop and tomorrow I will bring it down and see what Darren and Brian can come up with. Hopefully there is a good solution. I can't afford to go through one pair of shorts per ride.