I biked to work every day last week, keeping my perfect April alive. Hopefully I can keep it going. Been feeling kind of loopy-headed, and lethargic, the past few days, although it seems better today. Not sure if it’s seasonal allergies, my BP meds, or a combination of both. I do remember having the same problem last April, so I suspect allergies are at least partially involved.
Got a new “bike noise” bothering me, this time with my fixed-gear bike. When I stand up and pedal, I get this annoying ticking noise with every third pedal stroke. It only happens when I’m out of the seat. When I sit down, there’s no noise. Doesn’t matter how I pedal or how fast I’m going; if I’m out of the seat, it ticks every third pedal stroke, like clockwork. If I bounce on the pedals a little bit, sometimes I can get it to make extra ticking sounds. It sounds kind of like something brushing the spokes, but I don’t think that’s it. So I’m stripping stuff off the bike little by little to see if I can figure out what it is. Took the fenders off over the weekend.. didn’t help. I guess I’ll try my rack and panniers next, although I don’t have high hopes that’ll help either. Hopefully I can get to the bottom of this sooner or later.