where I rode my bike this evening!
Yesterday the tires were flat. I mean, F-L-A-T. Flatter than flat… so flat, they could not be any flatter than their current state of flatness.
So I went to the store… got a bike pump. Hooray!
Pumped the front tire… yae!
Pumped the rear tire… something’s wrong. Tire not inflating. Hmmmm…
Tried again… and again, again, and again.
Perhaps the new pump broke? NO… well, maybe.
Took the pump back… got a different, regular tire pump.
then it was dusk. too late to ride anyway.
Came home tonight… tire inflated!!! Wha-hoo!
…but unfortunately, i still wasn’t sure about the tire pressure… the last thing I wanted to do was ruin the wheel rim or puncture the tire…
so onto the car it went, dear bike. TO THE BIKE SHOP!
within minutes, the bike was in the shop, tire pressure restored, bike back on the car, back to house, off the car, then… the moment of truth.
I rode the bike all around the neighborhood… into the nearby cemetery.
It’s my goal to do each and every hill in that rolling cemetery by the end of the summer – a quick way to 1) show my respects 2) increase lung capacity 3) gain a bit of muscle and 4) decrease the waistline.
thank goodness for nearby cemeteries!