Less than 48 hours….if the weather cooperates.
Thank goodness I learned how to fix a flat tire. That is a relief, of sorts…
J-Ninja’s hubby put on a small, but very beneficial, Fix-It Bike Clinic. It was great, except he charged us 20 bucks each. Just kidding…he did say it was 20 bucks but we all threatened him to get on with it and stop all the money talk.
He set up our bikes while we were inside
girl talking taking care of important details.
I have to say, having poor Nelly CIRN taken apart and flipped upside down made me a little anxious. I don’t like to see her that way and I certainly don’t want to see her that way on Saturday.
Our knowledgeable (and patient) Professor taught us to take the wheel off, take the tire off the rim, take the tube out, to put it back in the tire, put the tire back on the wheel, and the wheel back on the bike! Sounds simple…right? I know, I know. Some of you can do this with no problem. You can probably change a tire on your car too…But for us this was new and it was necessary! Breaking Pace got it down quick. She did hers three times to J-Ninja’s and my once. Show off… No. we aren’t competitive AT ALL. Why do you ask?
We got our bikes to functional condition and thought our lesson was over. Not quite.
Once more we were instructed to change a flat…in the yard. We had to leave the comfort of our cute towels and head to the yard where we would simulate a flat during a race. Of course Breaking Pace was done first…I struggled with getting the tire back on my wheel. I sure hope I don’t need to use this knowledge but I feel much better knowing how to do it.
I got home around 9 PM last night and found this waiting:
Any guesses of who it is from? Here’s a hint: “No fungus!” I cracked up when I read this!
Mel sent me this awesome little care package and it was so out of the blue and brought a huge smile to my face!
It had all sorts of good stuff in there. New hair ties, which I ALWAYS need, Gu, Chomps, a Luna Bar, a cute little note book for me to keep my thoughts in about the race, and a super nice note! And on top of that, the way this thing was decorated…yeah I’m sure my mailman thinks I am HARD CORE now.
I have lots to do to get ready between work and packing and picking up My Official Race Crew from the airport! I can’t believe it is almost time…mini freak out…