In theory riding this morning sounded like a great idea. Theory is usually better than reality.
I was home early enough from The EARL to get a decent night’s sleep, but I just didn’t want to get out of bed. The Baseball Project show was a lot of fun, even if Peter Buck didn’t perform and the crowd consisted of old farts like me.
I forced myself to get out of bed and with thankfully light traffic I was at work by 6:30ish.
It’s All About The Rubbers, Part 1
I pumped up my bike tires hard and hit the road about ten minutes later than I desired.
Four miles into the ride I saw a small patch of broken glass, swerved, and then heard the inevitable. Psst. Psst. psst. pssst.
DANGEN, FUCKING, DANGEN!
Off the bike I got, cursing all the way, and performed yet another rear wheel tube replacement. Hey ITP-Reader Bob, I’ve learned how to get the rear wheel off without touching the chain! Now if the chain would just stop jumping off the front derailleur as I make the repair…
Being only four miles in and without another option for repair I seriously debated turning my bike around and giving up. But I didn’t (because I am a stubborn sonnabitch). I made my entire 25-mile loop!
I’ll need to restock my seat pack before tomorrow’s “long” ride.
I think this weekend I’ll stop by a bike shop and pick up another tube, CO2 cartridge, and perhaps two new tires. I also may look into getting another pair of bike shorts to accommodate my fat
It’s All About The Rubbers, Part 2
Yesterday I stopped at Target and one of the items on my shopping list was rubber cement — you know, to try and patch a couple of these tubes I’ve been puncturing. Much to my surprise I needed assistance in the self-checkout lane because I had to verify my birthday in order to buy rubber cement. What the fuck?
I told the Target employee that now that they’ve covered their legal basis that I was going to sniff the hell out of that bottle…
Seriously, this has gotten way out of hand!
Another Busy Weekend Ahead
I’m getting my final haircut at Nadine’s Triple Crown tomorrow. I’ve mentioned that they are supposed to close at month’s end.
Tomorrow night I will be at Horizon Theatre to use my season’s pass before the current play closes next week.
I’ll probably have to work on Sunday. Ugh. ITP-Reader Barb, if you and Allan do not have dinner plans for Sunday and think you’d be interested in getting together please let me know. If so I’ll bring over the money for the new pedals, as well as some wine to compensate Allan for the work he did installing the hitch. Hell, if I get my shit together tomorrow I might even have the new bike rack on display. 🙂