As I mentioned in my last missive, the tape on my handlebar unraveled during the Crystal Ride. This was disconcerting, to say the least, and it forced me to confront the issue of handlebar tape well before I was emotionally ready to take it on. This is a cosmetic fix that could easily make my bike look like a wreck if done improperly.
With little choice but to attempt the repair, I watched a couple of Youtube videos on how to tape a handlebar and gave it a go. This is reportedly a complicated procedure, often requiring multiple attempts before getting it right. I guess the handlebar tape gods smiled upon me, because I found the procedure to be very straightforward. After inspecting my work at the halfway point, I was unhappy and started over. On the second attempt, I was satisfied. Total time: 15 minutes.
If only all bicycle repairs were this easy!