July 25, 2010

How many women does take to fix a flat?

Wow, what a beautiful morning for a ride.  Good friends = good times.  We headed out this morning at 6:30am with a temperature of 45 degrees and protein shake in hand.  Wasn't somebody telling me that it is SUMMER time?  BURRR! 

Well, that didn't stop us from making our journey north to Harriman. 
 This is Harriman State Park. 
Isn't she beautiful? 
I feel pretty fortunate to live in such a beautiful area. 
Our destination was to head south here - Lower Mesa and then head back home.
As we were enjoying our cycling journey we were suddenly stopped by a minor mechanical problem.  Yeah, 15 miles in with one bar cell coverage, and a few very unprepared women we get a flat.  Let's just talk for a moment about being prepared.  Seven women, seven bicycles,
and only ONE prepared lifesaver (thanks Dawn). 

Dawn was the only prepared one out of the bunch.  She came stocked with tube, and CO2. Now, you think that would be enough for us to continue on our journey.  Well, let's just say things didn't go as planned.  After inflating the CO2 we started on our way.  Within a couple of moments we knew our flat repair job was NOT top notch.  A bulge!  Yeah, you heard it a bulge!  What the #$@)&!   

It turns out that my buddy and I walked for a very long time until our car support came back to get us.  We had such a friggin blast though.  It's amazing how much fun you can have walking with the bears in spandex and your bike by your side. 

So my goal is to educate myself and others on the importance of cycling prepardness. (pics to follow)

1 comment:

Jillicious said...

i feel as though i get a dummy card here seeing as it was my first "real" ride ;) so, make that six riders and a tag-along with one seasoned, prepared woman. can't wait to ride again!

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