Coffeeneuring Day Two

The day didn’t start out so well. Actually, if you look at the 24 hour day, it started out well! L and I were at an Oktoberfest party til at least 1 am and it all went downhill from there! I had a RAGING HANGOVER. Think croquet mallet to the head. Think drywall hammer to the temple. Think of Joe Pesci squeezing the guy’s head in a vice!  Something in the German beer did NOT agree with me and I rolled around feeling nauseated until around 3 pm. Decided I just couldn’t miss a little ride on such a nice day. So I saddled up.

Rode south to the Blankenbaker Heine Bros. Coffee. Much more modern facility.
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Same friendly baristas loving my reason for being there. Got the iced and chilled out. Felt better.
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Until I mounted the Root Beer float bike and heard a slapping noise and saw that my rear tire was completely flat. Like the tire itself was rolling off the rim.  I just said, “to hell with it” and called in L with the pickup for a ride home.

Swapped out the tube and found the valve stem had started to come out of the rubber on the old one. That’ll make a flat any time…

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