Three In A Row - Enough To Make Me Paranoid
The last three times I’ve ridden to work, something’s gone wrong:
- Fell off bike on black ice three weeks ago. Some beautiful road rash & bruising.
- Two weeks later I was healed enough to get back on that bike for the ~30 mile round trip. Four miles in, I realised that the roads were completely frozen and it was nothing short of a miracle that I hadn’t come off again. Walked the bike back home and took the car.
- Today . . . the kind of puncture you only read about.
The rear tyre didn’t go down fast, but there was a gaping hole in it, and the tube. And being as it was on the fixie, I was loath to take the wheel off to replace the tube, so I repaired it in-situ. The thing is, I think there may have been multiple smaller punctures too, because the tyre’s not holding pressure too well - good enough to get me to work, and then with some more air, get me home, but tonight I’ll be taking the back of that bike apart.
If anything else goes wrong, I’ll know it’s some sort of conspiracy.
- Type: Cycle
- Date: 01/25/2011
- Time: 19:38:27
- Total Time: 1:45:00.00
- Calories: 1534
- Distance: 29.5 miles
- Average Speed: 16.86 mph