Monday, January 9, 2012

Beautiful Day, Short Ride

Today was an absolutely beautiful day for a bike ride.  We had a great ride for about 13 miles.  Stopping for a brief morning snack, we heard the sound that you really, really, really, hate to hear on a ride:  s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s.

Al's back tire had sprung a leak.  Since we were just 5 miles or so from home, I left him standing on the side of the road with his sad bike, rode home, and hopped into our car.  It didn't take long to pick him and the bike up.  (The neatest thing about our Nissan Cube is that in a pinch you can haul a bike inside it without removing the bike's front wheel.  Saves the trouble of putting on the bike rack in situations like today's.)  We opted to let our bike shop fix the flat for us while we ran some errands.  Sometimes problems are best solved by just throwing a few dollars at them. 

Unhappy Cyclist
It's a little car, but it can haul a bike without removing the bike's wheel.