Monday, October 31, 2005
Hoping the tire that is oozing GU from its boot, applied on the weekend ride when we saw that the sidewall was worn through, gives me 8more miles for the trip home. Good hallowe'en image but it's pouring out there... calling on my weather goddess powers to have it dissipate before 9:30 ETD.
Had a riding 'first' over the weekend - whilst the group gathered for the Fixing of Flats (first Steve F's), an ambulance went screaming by. THen while we were still trying to get my unwilling tire to sit right (just extracting the tube from its bondage to the tire was difficult; getting it anything close to sitting roundly was a real challenge) the Big REd Fire Truck (Broadlands VFD, I believe) comes hauling by... careening over to inquire as to our well-being. Seems the ambulance folks had sent 'em out. I'd been trying hard to convey control of the situation to passers by (and several looked inquiringly, and one stopped and asked), but perhaps I looked maniacally happy or something...
or perhaps it was something in the air, since higher than the average number of drivers waved at us on the route out. Snort those leaf emanations, good people!!
It not only stopped, it had come out expressly to check on us.