Changing a Flat Tire

An Afternoon Ride

by Meghann on August 3, 2011

Oh, Blue. Why are you constantly making me want to throw you into a wall?

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Let’s see.

I realized I had two flats.

I took my two tires off and attempted to fix my flats.

Three days (and three attempts) later my tires were fixed.

All gravy from here, right?

Almost.

This is where I attempt to put the rear tire back on and realize it’s a little more complicated then the front tire.

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Fail.

Those gears were a jigsaw puzzle in my mind. I fussed with the tire for a few minutes, watched a YouTube Video, and tweeted my pain before I flagged down a lone cyclist and begged for help. When in doubt, ask a complete stranger and hope for the best. ๐Ÿ™‚

The cyclists was awesome! He flipped my bike upside down and had my rear tire on in a matter of seconds. Strangers rock!

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Unfortunately, when he put the tire on he also noticed that my rear break was off centered. I need to add that to my list of things to fix. is it just me of does bike maintenance never end? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Even with the off centered brake, Blue was still good to go for an afternoon ride. I hopped on and rocked out 15 miles. Tires felt great (minus the whole break problem).

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Rewinding to lunch…

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Left over mashed sweet potato + black beans + cheese over sweet potato chips = a new favorite. Let’s call this combo ‘Orange & Black Nachos’

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Pre-bike snack was a homemade trailmix of shredded mini wheat, dried apple, and cocoa almonds.

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Dinner was on the dull side.

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I wasn’t craving anything in particular, so I just roasted up some Okra Fries and Tempeh Tenders (tempeh cut into tender shapes and seasoned with seasoning salt) for dinner.

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With a side of grapes.

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Attune chocolate bar for dessert!

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Can you believe Derek had never seen How I Met Your Mother?!?!?!?! It’s only the BEST SHOW ever! We added the whole series to our Netflix queue and are starting with Disc 1 tonight. It’s going to be legend – wait for it – dary! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tire Changing Fail Part II

August 2, 2011

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Courtney more ยป

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