So after writing about my plans and optimism, and doing some grocery shopping, I realized that the day was too good to waste and I decided to go out for a bike ride.
I didn’t want to get all kitted up and so I decided to take my mountain bike out of the garage and tool around on it. I had used it just before I went to Cambodia to test the legs on that cold winter day that hadn’t snowed.
Sadly, I noticed that the front tire was flat. I started to pump it up, but then realized that the tires were not gripping the inside of the wheels very well. It seems that the cold winter weather and sudden spring did a number on the tires. I started to deflate the tube (which I could see bulging out of the wheel area) and it popped with a rather loud bang. I have never had that happen before.
My idea of a spring discovery ride turned into a walk. The scenery was nice, but ….I sure would have loved to ride around a bit. I now have to buy a new tire and tube for the mountain bike if I want to tool around on it. If I don’t, it will just rot away in the garage and possibly never see the light of day again. And that wouldn’t be fair.