Wednesday, July 18, 2007

a bad day.

So yesterday I went on a bike ride, intending to go to Target and get this dress. However, on the way, I rode over some metal shard shed by a passing car. My tire was lacerated and went flat in about 2 seconds.

Which meant a quick trip to the bike store for new PUNCTURE RESISTANT tires. I believe they're called "armadillos," but I was too bummed to really pay attention.

Why so bummed? On the drive to the bike store, I noticed that my Mermaid had a HUGE mistake about three inches from the beginning of the body. And yeah, since the last photos I had done a lot more. The body was kinda like half way done.

Now it's about 3 inches done.

On a nicer note, this article was in the NYT online today:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/17/health/nutrition/17essa.html?em&ex=1184904000&en=445dd068a9c39626&ei=5087%0A

4 comments:

Elinor said...

Wow, that sucks about the tire!!!!!! Just think, it would have cost a lot more if it had been a car tire!

Thanks for the link! I'm going to pass that on to some other cyclist friends!

Bambi said...

sucks about the Mermaid too. But I love the bike article and have forwarded it to all my aged fifty-something friends who rip up the roads around here. Oh, the Target dress is fantastic!

knittin'_kitten said...

Oh, so sorry about Mermaid and the flat! That's tough! Hoping you have better luck this time with Mermaid and the fresh tires too. :-)

Macoco said...

Oooh a flat tire and a knitting mishap? That's just not fair!

I did really like that article though. I'm always amazed at how bikers come in all shapes, sizes and ages.