Maintenance

April 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Know what I’m sick of?
Flats.
On the first day on my first ride I got a flat.  It  is hardly an exaggeration to say that flats have plagued me.  When I ride regularly I feel lucky each week I don’t get a flat.
So this morning when I found my read tire flat and a good sounding leak it became time for action.
To the bike store and purchasing some puncture resistant tires.

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Far too familiar a sight

So today changed from enjoyable biking around day off to changing tires.
Simple.
No problem.
I’ve done this a bunch.
But not with a wire bead.
Fucking wire bead.
The instructions on the tires weren’t helpful.
The Internet merely told me some people had problems and others felt sorry for those of us that had issues.
No helpful tips.
No suggestion.
Nothing.
I was close to throwing up my arms going to the bike shop and giving them the task of doing it except the shop was closed  and that made this a matter of pride.

So I went back to research and buried somewhere on the Internet was this.
And with this one video nearly 2 hours of fighting one tire came to an end.
And the second one went in with nearly no hassle.

So perhaps I’m a fool.
Perhaps I am sharing a bit of bike lore.
Perhaps others need to discover this.
I don’t care this one video saved me so much frustration.

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And now I have reflective tires.

Practically a day off

April 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Today I had an after noon call.
And only a couple hours.
Oh musical theater and wandelprobe you make life worth living.

Yes i did get the sight of what happens when commuters get the day off

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I get it locks are heavy but there are so many u locks on the racks I usually park my bike.  I do wonder how many were purchased by over anxious commuters.  Folks just ready to make this two wheel travel a reality.
And how many are still doing it.
Oh well I wonder about stuff.

Also today I ran into my bike’s twin.

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Also a detour.
And nearly the same accessories.
They have a a mirror which I’ve been thinking about getting.
The other day I was wondering about other detours and I’m glad I finally saw one.

One of those nights

April 10, 2014 Leave a comment

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When a beer in the bottle cage and wish I’d brought my cargo net for the donut.

Weird Flowers

April 10, 2014 Leave a comment

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Borrowed a bike and rode to the Seattle Center to see my lady
And these weird flowers
Mostly my lady

Rex Manning Day

April 8, 2014 Leave a comment

We mustn’t dwell… no, not today. We CAN’T. Not on Rex Manning Day

Today I didn’t get to really ride.
Sure I oodles the old step through the theatre uses any time a bike is required.

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Hello single speed nurse

If props hadn’t been so busy and me occupied with my own tasks I may have asked to take it for a spin.
But I didn’t.
I like to believe I’m better than that.
But had opportunity arisen… Just you watch me.

Thing is it rained for a bit.
I had thought about checking out a bike again but since I only wore a list cotton jacket today that seemed a bad idea.
Made worse by it being 5 on a Tuesday.
Stupid rush hour.

So instead I went to the gym,  used a stationary bike,  and read about cats.

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Sunset

April 7, 2014 Leave a comment

This evening I had hoped to catch the sunset at Golden Gardens.
Unfortunately I left too late and missed the sunset.
So I went to visit Leif

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Monday Eve

April 7, 2014 Leave a comment

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I got to finally borrow a bike and have a small ride.
Good times except the really flat tires that required me to stop and fill them.

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