Riding on Pins and Needles


Actually, it was glass…..

Last week was one of frustration as far as the evening commute goes.  Wednesday evening I got the flat tire you see above exactly one mile from home, just after crossing over Highway 65 on Battlefield.  Rather than change it in the deepening darkness, I called for a rescue.  It was raining Thursday so I came home the slightly shorter way, but on Friday I crossed at Battlefield again.

Guess what….another flat.  This time I made it about a half mile closer to home before I noticed it.  Two flats in three days was ridiculous!  I presume there was a pretty thick patch of glass somewhere between the overpass and the bottom of the hill on Battlefield that I didn’t see and rode through both days.

After that, it was with some trepidation that I rode home yesterday evening.  Since I usually take exactly the same track down the hill, I made sure to take the bumps and cracks a little differently.  The entire time, I was on pins and needles, just waiting for the telltale softness in a tire indicating I had found more glass.

Luckily, I made it through unscathed this time!

God bless…


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