Saturday, May 30, 2009

Flat Tire, Fat Tire and Vacation

I have been riding to work regularly, it's been nice. The weather has been better this May than it was the entire last summer! I hope it sticks around.

I got a flat tire on my ride to work. It was not the best way to start the day. I ended up totally ruining the tube, because I rode on the flat for a distance. I went to the bike shop to get a new tube and asked the Bike guy to have it installed by the end of the day, because I had to get back to work and didn't have time to do it myself and it takes him a fraction of the time it takes me to change road tires. So I walked back to the shop after work and the tire was still there, flat as a pancake. Bike guy was busy so I ended up doing it myself anyway. It's that crazy time of year for the Bike guy so I can't blame him, I was just hoping...

We recently picked up some sea kayaks!! :) I also finally got a 4 wheeler, now I don't have to be the passenger anymore! But we will continue to be careful not damaging trails.

We went on vacation for the last 2 weeks, a few days in Vegas (smells like sewer and cigerettes - yuck - too loud, hot and crowded), Utah (Zion and Bryce - loved it!) around the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and back to Vegas. We were supposed to go canyoneering in the slots and hike the Narrows but because of unusually rain the risk of flash floods cancelled our plans. That was really disappointing. A few photos from Zion. Loved it! I think I could live in Utah. Drank lots of Fat Tire and the local brews, that was fun to try the different brews.

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5 comments:

Rudy said...

Where's your fly rod!

Michelle said...

I don't do fly's. I use a big, hurking salmon rod! haha!

oldmanandhisbike said...

Sorry about the flat, but glad to hear your riding!
Utah is a beautiful place (photos). Hope to see it in person some day myself.

Ghislaine said...

I hate road trips but I had to do one once and my tire blew out so for anyone who is going on a road trip soon here is a video that could help in case you have to change your tire http://www.howcast.com/videos/114840-How-To-Change-a-Flat-Tire

Smarry said...

Wow that is great keep going.................

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