During this seemingly endless walk from Lakeview to Andersonville I had lots of time to think about life and the future. Naturally, this was a disaster. But I did determine that I would change this bike tire all by myself.
Bike maintaince is Boyfriend's wheel house, but in my quest to be a well-rounded, capable lady I knew I had to go it alone, at least once, so I could say I could.
I found these two videos superduper helpful:
-you will get messy.
-you will get frustrated.
-it is harder than it looks.
-sometimes your brakes don't have a quick release, try not to panic.
-how much air pressure you are supposed to have in your tires is written on your tires.
-do not give yourself a time limit the first, second, ninth time you change a tire. Deadlines are jerks.
-the sense of accomplishment is worth a broken nail and a dirty tee-shirt.