Thursday, October 22, 2009

A very sad story indeed...

Today I am mourning the (hopefully temporary) loss of my elliptical cross trainer....

A few months ago we noticed that it was becoming noisier than usual. We stopped being able to use it while watching TV because the noise was just so horrendous that the volume on the stereo had to be cranked to it's maximum capacity and even then, you could only just hear what was being said!

While I was using it on Tuesday the noise mysteriously stopped. I thought that was a little bit weird, but I hung on to the handles for dear life and prayed that all was ok.

Well it was....until the methodical clunking noise started.

Scared out of my wits, I jumped off and figured that the belt had just slipped off.... Boy was I wrong! When we took it apart, we found that metal holding the arm that turns the wheels around had snapped (can you believe it!):

We are hoping that we will be able to have someone weld the metal bits back together, but we can't seem to find a tool to get the wheel casing off.

In the meantime, I have to find another means of getting my daily exercise. Luckily my aerobic step arrived in the mail yesterday!

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