Bonus Question: What if its TWO FLAT TIRES?
Answer: Four (well three...but one has to take pictures and add commentary)
Yep..on Monday on about Mile 12 of our 23 mile bike ride, I got not ONE but TWO effing flat tires...at the same effing time. (I'm THAT GOOD). I learned to not hit an effing crevice head on...
So, Betty told me that I should forgo the "boring" details of our ride, like that we rode from PB to Torrey Pines State Park and back in less than 2 hours riding time...but it took almost three hours total time due to the flat tire incident...that we tackled some pretty good hills (sea level to 450 ft above), that we decided to go to the restroom at the state park where Elsie famously ran into the PB (we were hoping to find them, this time, in the bushes) last time we ran there.
I could write about how on Sunday, I'd mentioned to Walter that at some point I probably needed to buy a patch kit, or learn how to deal with a flat because it was just a matter of time...
But I'll hold off on all that and just let the pictures do the talking
Moments later, we decided to head back to PB...we'd gone only about 1/4 mile (or less) back on a REALLY CRAPPY ROAD and "pop...pop."
"Oh Shit." I said.
"That's not good," said Clarence.
So after about five minutes of us looking at each other saying...well, what should we do now? We decided to fix one tire with a spare tube that Clarence had, and try to patch the other...So, off the tires came.
This is what makes it hard. You gotta listen to the video...
Mik asks me to check if it's hard enough yet
A nice biker who stopped to see if we needed help. We were having some issues getting the pump off the tire. She suggested we had to get rough with it. God I love bikers now...
Clarence, Mik, and Betty did all the work. Really, I just stood there the whole time taking pictures, adding color commentary, and being relatively useless.
More pumping to find the hole in Tire 2
Here's what I learned.
- I need to get a patch kit and a spare tube (or maybe two...but seriously, who gets TWO flat tires).
- I will always ride with my friends because I still have no idea how to change a tire since they did it all.
- Clarence's FIL is THE BEST!
- If you pump, it gets harder
- Water and air make it easier to find the hole