Hi there! This is my first post with the new Weebly app for Android. I'm not sure of this will lead to more frequent posts... we'll see j guess.Thanks Weebly team.
Craziness in Boston ... I just don't understand people, keeping those directly involved in my thoughts.
On a personal and closer to home thought, I got an hour ride in today, but was mirror tagged by some nut job driving a Cadillac Escalade ... I was riding in the *berm* and still got tagged. It wasn't hard, and I didn't even lose my balance, but it was enough to fold in her mirror. This was a stretch of road that is 45 mph and I was trucking along somewhere near 18 mph, so lucky for both us, it could have been worse.
I got a bit of satisfaction when she had to stop at a light, I caught up to her and knocked on her window, she was like a deer in the headlights ...it was strange, no facial expression, didn't even speak. I told her to be more careful and went on with my ride. The driver in front of her offered to be a witness and said the word "Ridiculous!", ust have seen it in his rear view. I actually hope she was mortified at what she had done and just didn't know how to deal with it ... this could have been way worse.
I added a "Dangerous Drivers" tag ... I hope I never have to use it again. I've had several close encounters this past year, but this is the first time in my life I have ever actually been hit.
Keep your eyes open people (Drivers and Bikers)
It's pretty clear I'd much rather bike than write but I have been out enjoying a stretch of nice(er) weather around my parts. My habit of riding in the berm has caught up with me and I've flatted every damn time out except for the last one in the past 2 weeks. I'll take this as a good news bad news thing ... I'm really good at changing out tubes now, and I also learned that those cheapo self stick tube patches actually work (temporarily anyway).
Do any of my non existent readers have any thought on flats, how to avoid them any other tricks?