I know it's already Wednesday, but this past weekend deserves a blog post of its own. We got a 4 day weekend from school because of the presidents and what not, but it wasn't quite as glorious as a 4 day weekend would seem. I did learn a lot about bikes and whatnot though, so it wasn't a total waste.
Friday I thought I would ride to the DMV to renew my already expired license. I had an appointment for later in the month, but thought I would just show up extra early and get it taken care of now (you know, to avoid driving with an expired license). I spent 5 hours waiting despite showing up an hour before they opened, and by the point I was called I was bonking so hard I was crying and thought I was going to faint. Needless to say I didn't bother to straighten myself out before my new license picture, so I'm expecting an exceptionally bad one! Lesson learned: stick with the appointment. The wait is NEVER worth it at the DMV.
Sat I got to do a rad little Santa Ana ride with the ShoAir mountain bike team. They were super fun to ride with, but hated my trails, haha. I gashed the sidewall of my super light weight tire on the rockiest part of Joplin, and had to shove a GU wrapper in there. Lesson learned: don't ride race weight tires on Joplin.
On Sunday I gashed the sidewall of ANOTHER race weight tire, and this time I didn't have a GU wrapper to shove in the gaping hole. Lesson learned: Always carry a GU with you just in case you have to patch up a sliced tire! Sandwich baggies don't hold up quite as well!
|Plastic baggie did not want to hold the tube in!|
I also forgot to wear gloves on Sunday's ride, and proceeded to ride Silverado trails for a few hours. Lesson learned: It is ALWAYS worth going back for your gloves, because the bushes with scratch the crap out of your poor hands!
|My poor bloody hand!|