I was pretty bummed that I didn’t ride to work today. I planned on taking a quick 11-mile ride after work, but first, I wanted to fix the flat on my hybrid bike.
After removing the tire, and inspecting it for debris, I discovered a large tear in the sidewall. Well, I had a spare tube, but not a tire.
So, instead of an 11 mile quick ride, I went on a 28-mile round trip ride to the bike shop to buy a tire. It’s also the first real ride on the recumbent since putting on the clipless pedals. I did great all of the way to the bike shop. I pulled up out front of the building, stopped, and with a sinking feeling, realized I hadn’t unclipped. I fell to the right. I scraped my elbow a little, but nothing serious. I actually started laughing at my timing. The whole shop had seen it happen.
I bought a tire, and headed for home. I’m glad I have good lights, as it got dark before I got home. I’ve ridden around town at night before, but this was the first time on the highway at night.
In all, it was a good day, and I still got my exercise. Now I need to make sure I can get myself on the bike in the morning…