Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I got out on my bike for my first ride of the season. It started a bit rough. I was checking tire pressure and my tire blew. I'd rather have it blow at home versus while out on a ride. So I had the pleasure of changing the tube on my bike. All good. :-) We laugh at our house. As limited as I am with mechanical stuff, I am the repair person for our bikes. I change out the flat tires and do the really basic stuff. My only problem with the tire change? When I finally got on the bike I realized that I had forgotten to hook the brakes back up. Oops. It's all good, I figured it out before I picked up too much speed.
I had to say goodbye to a good friend after my ride. I have had my red helmet for a few years. Inside the helmet there is a plastic system for holding the helmet in place on your head. Last year the plastic system started to crack on my helmet. I limped along with it...yeah, bad I know. Today I went out and all that was left was the shell of my helmet...uhhhh that is barely better than not wearing a helmet at all. So I had to say goodbye to my red helmet. RIP.
We left the canal (where we were riding) and I headed across the river into Shepherdstown and went into the bike shop. I bought a new tube for my bike. There is nothing worse than needing a tube for a bike and not having one! I also bought a shiny new helmet! I'm gonna look 'styling' in my nice white helmet. Yes, like I always do, I have the bike shop guys fit it to my head to make sure that I have it set to be positioned correctly and tight enough. No use wearing a helmet that is not fitted properly....won't help you when you need it!
I got my zumba in last night also. It was stinkin' hot in that room! But I pushed through. I'm going to exercise this weight right off my body!
I leave you with a cat......because every good post should have a gorgeous cat! Meet Ethel. She is my 13 year old sweetheart!