Tire Changing: Round II
This time I brought in the big guns
AKA Courtney ‘Triathlete Superstar’
Courtney told me she used to have dates with her ex-boyfriend where they would watch tv and practice changing flat tires. I wonder how Derek would feel if I recommended that concept for our next date night. 😉
Courtney was amazing. She had the tire off and back on in no time and even explained each step along the way. After watching her, I was able to do the rear tire all on my own. Score!
Unfortunately, we started running into problems.
The tire was bubbling at the valve and we had no idea why. Courtney took the tire on and off, tested out the tube, and worked her way around a pinch, but it was still bubbling. She concluded that there might be a problem with the valve size and I should take it to the bike store for a professional opinion.
In other words, we were stuck and not sure what to do next. Oh well.
Tire Changing: Round II was a bust.
Here’s hoping Round III is a success!
The plan was to fix the tire and take off on the bike for a brick workout, but the failed fix prevented that from happening. Instead I took off for just the run portion of the brick. 5.5 easy miles on the trail and I was ready to call it a day.
I headed home and made a big bowl of cereal for breakfast.
- 1/2 cup Mini Shredded Wheats
- 1/2 cup Kashi Golden Goodness
- 1/2 cup Erewhon Berry Crispies
- Lemon Chobani
Time to start my day. 🙂