Flats  

rm_art_persists 51M
1120 posts
6/11/2006 5:44 pm

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6/16/2006 7:17 pm

Flats


Lately I've been cursed by the tire spirits. I've been the victim of three flat tires within 3 days.

The first flat tire was on my commuter bike when I was riding to turn in a video at the adult store. I was 2/3 of the way there and just as I jumped off a curb the tire blew. No spare tube and no pump. I was forced to walk to the store and back home. It was nice to walk but what normally would take 20 minutes now took an hour.

The second flat was due to a bad patching job of the second flat. I found out I was flat just as I arrived at work so the walk waited to later. I now had to walk to the store to buy a pump and a tube. Another delay of about an hour - good thing the weather is so beautiful or this experience would have been miserable.

The third occurred about 15 minutes into a group road ride. I had just dusted the cobwebs off my old racing bike and everything seemed in order. But... the old tires were not up to it (they are 14 years old) and I blew. The whole group waited for me but it was hopeless - new tires are in order. This one did not delay me too badly since I had my pump and a spare....

I think I'm going to start a small bonfire tonight and sacrifice the old tires to it (symbolically). Maybe then the tire gods will be good to me

rm_art_persists 51M
1789 posts
6/12/2006 4:57 pm

yummmy: too cute for flat tires? I'm very flattered by your attention and wish we could have intentions....

BTW I'm optimistic about everything lately so a flat is just an opportunity (for what, I don't know)


rm_art_persists 51M
1789 posts
6/16/2006 7:17 pm

yummmy: or here....


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