Tuesday, July 17, 2018

What's that sound? {Slice of Life}



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I'm riding my my brand new bike and thinking.  There's a strange sound.  My bike is just two weeks old.  It's been a great ride and smooth.   I'm ignoring the sound.  This path between two suburbs is beautiful and well planned. We've been riding for a bit and I look at my watch to find out 12 miles.  This is my longest bike ride yet with three more to go.  Maybe the sound will go away.  It's been a great ride and smooth.   This path between two suburbs is beautiful and well planned.  

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The sound didn't go away.  My husband's just ahead of me.  I'll ask him is something is rubbing on something at the stoplight and let him know about the sound.  

I tell him about the sound.  He tells me to ride ahead of him and he'll listen for it and then without me moving he says you have a flat tire.  I look down and I do.  I'm so puzzled by the sound still.  It didn't pop.  It's not hissing like a slow leak.  There's a rhythm to it.  A beat of sorts.  We peddle a bit up the path and pull over.  

Lucky for me - he cycles.  He has on the bike; ready to go tool kit and an extra tube that worked enough to get me back the three miles to the van.

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3 comments :

  1. Oops. I predicted the cause as I "heard" your sound. Glad you had a pro nearby!

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  2. Impressed that you were able to still ride so far on a flat tire! That couldn't have been easy. How frustrating with a brand new bike too ... but you will never forget that rhythm of sound. thwap.

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  3. How annoying to have a flat! Thank goodness you weren't alone and were able to "fix" it enough to get back to the car. Hopefully your wheel didn't get bent out of shape.

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