What a gorgeous day! Once I got the post up, and the laundary hung, John and I headed to Farmville, Va to ride the High Bridge Trail. It’s a favorite of John’s because it’s very flat, and there is no traffic to worry about. I like it because Farmville is a sleepy, quaint little town, the landscape and architecture are lovely, and the people friendly.
Today, we got there as the setting sun’s color tinged everything with a warm aura. I was especially interested in the pretty, blue telegraph insulators along the trail. We only cycled the 8 miles on the short end of the trial, and quit, as we were both having saddle/backside issues. But, in that short few miles, I did manage to get a flat. Haven’t had one in quite a while, myself. Not since I had so much trouble with Midge and the pinch punctures last summer. But today, I revisited this tragedy;0( The flat was a slow leak, so we didn’t even know it was there, until we had had drinks at Charley’s and driven home. After dinner, I took the wheel off the bike, and the tire and tube off the rim, repaired the tube, re-installed it, and inflated it to test it…. (notice anything missing here?) Once ai re-inflated, I thought perhaps I’d look see if there was anything still in the tire. This should have been done before re-installing the tube in the tire. We all know that, right? As it turns out, there was a steel fiber in the tire a lot like steel cables have. Actually, just like the fibers that make up our shifter cables. Anyway, I got it out, and the tube needs to be repaired again. I do seem to like to do things twice, don’t I?
As a part of this post, I’m going to add today’s pictures, but also a video or two, so I can get the practice. If it doesn”t work, I’ll figure it out another time. Perhaps I’ll upload to youtube, then embed. That should save some of my space on the server, right?