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9/01/2011

Crap.

Crap. Crap, crap, crap, crap, crap and did I say CRAP?
Last night I was riding my bicycle, Roscoe. I was COOKIN'. I was about 2 miles into the ride when, all of a sudden I felt something rubbing, Roscoe slowed down and then there was a sharp POP as the rear tire blew.

CRAP.

It seems, upon close inspection, that the previous owner damaged the bead of the tire when affecting a repair, and it became a weak spot. The new inner tube I installed yesterday decided to poke through the sidewall at that weak spot in the bead. That was what I heard rubbing - and it went POP before I figured out what was going on. Of course, I figured all this out AFTER.

Now I need a new tire. I have another tube, and today I'll go out during lunch and buy a new tire. Tonight I'll install the tire, and the tube, inflate them, and ride.

Hopefully, this time I won't be walkin' Roscoe home.

Ndinombethe.










9 comments:

Jientje said...

Walking is good exercise too, but that's not what you set out to do, wasn't it?

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...
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Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...
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Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

oops! i meant to say ...so sorry to hear that.

Tara R. said...

Ackkk! My greatest fear while riding is having a flat. Hope you and Roscoe on back on the road soon.

miss ash tuesday said...

oh geez!
careful!!

at least you're not damaged from the blow out!

PattiKen said...

Oops.

Grandmother said...

Love the title!

lisaschaos said...

I have luck like that. :( Hope tonight's ride goes better. :)