I decided that I was not riding today due to my flat tire situation. I also decided to nix my usual activities and sleep in instead of going to yoga and volunteering at the homeless shelter, because I was definitely in need of some extra rest. So I slept in until about 8:00 a.m. and then decided I better get up and start figuring out how to change my tire. I decided that I would just let myself off the hook for the day and take my car to go get the tools for the tire. So, I watched an internet video and crawled back into my beloved little Toyota.
It’s funny how a short time of not driving really makes the experience more enjoyable. I really have some attachment issues when it comes to my car. If something happened to it I would definitely be upset.
I decided that becuase I didn’t have to be to work until noon that I would also get in my first frisbee golf game of the year in with my nephew. So, I drove to pick him up and we ran my bicycle related errands.
A hundred dollars later and with a new bike helmet and bike pump, we were off to the frisbee golf park. I am not great at the game, but I love to go out and play nonetheless. This was only my nephews second time playing and he ended up beating me by two points. Aggravating? I’d say so. I swear he doesn’t even put any effort forth. The weather was much like yesterday morning, except a bit colder. So, I especially liked trekking through the dewy grass soaking up the moisture in the air. Because I cannot seem to ever play a game of frisbee golf without throwing my disc in the creek just one time, I of course lobbed it down there. Secretly, getting my disc out of the creek is my favorite part. I love the change to climb in the muddy ditch and hang from an overlying tree branch to fish it out. I was successful in getting it out without actually falling in the water, so we finished our game and off to work I went.
The best part of my day was changing my bike tire. Honestly. I love getting dirty and my hands were completely covered in grease and dirt. I successfully changed my own bike tire and it may seem like a small feat to some people, but for me it made me feeling capable. If you need help changing a tire, here’s where I went: http://www.monkeysee.com/play/807-bike-care-how-to-change-a-bike-tire-tube