And by hilarity, I mean “thank my lucky stars I was going very slow” when the cheap carbon seatpost failed.
I had spent about an hour in the park practicing mounts, dismounts, running with the bike, and basically floundering around looking like a middle aged fool in lycra before heading back to the parking lot. I was doing a few figure 8’s and practicing very low speed remounts, when BAM!
On the last remount the carbon post exploded and the seat went flying off onto the tarmac. Thankfully I had both hands on the bars and my feet were able to hit the ground easily. I’d be in the emergency room if my bum had impaled the carbon.
Anywhoo - good news is that I really like the Fabric Swoop saddle. It was my first ride with it and it really suits me. I threw a spare aluminum seatpost back on when I got home and now I’m back to floundering around the park.
Also - v-brakes are tricky little bastards. The LBS is going to get a problem solver travel adjuster doo-hickey for the rear brake, for better pull and adjustment.
The seatpost was a Chinese “EC90” post off of ebay and I weight about 185, if anyone’s interested. I never should have put the post on the bike to begin with. Not with my hefty weight hopping on and off.