Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Last year, first ride of the season, I got about 200 yards from home and got a flat. Brand new tube in that tire. This year, on ride 2, out to Mendon Ponds, I got a flat. Brand new tube. Luckily, I had my cel phone with me, and called a pal to pick me up. I say luckily because I hadn't secured the air pump to the frame, which would have meant a 5 mile hike home. The rest of the day was spent getting a new tube, installing it, and securing the pump to the bike frame. Even funnier, the tube that was in there was one of those slime ones, the ones that are supposed to seal out little pinhole leaks so you can keep going. Well, I say don't believe the hype. And the downside, if I did have my pump with me, is I would have had to get the tube wet to find the hole, which would involve spitting and the hands, and I gather at some point I would have tasted that slime junk. Ugh. Back to regular tubes for me.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I think I am almost over the pneumonia. The lungs feel okay, and I don't know if I got strepp along the way or what, but my voice is shot by the end of the day, and in general, it sucks being me right now. Started cleaning up the garage, and though I have been going to the gym up until about a week ago, I messed up the lower back. So despite trying to get in shape, I have a few obstacles thrown in my path. Next week, I hope, all will be well, and I'll be back to the gym daily, and weather permitting, biking. This past weekend I just tried to do nothing as much as possible, and I think that helped a bit. But I'm not a doctor, so what the hell do I know?