for a few tenths of a mile and then Joe's tire was flat! He fixed that one too of course.
While he was fixing flats, I knit another pattern repeat on my current pair of socks. And I must tell you that my knitting bag came in handy....because it contained the only pair of scissors we had to trim down the rim tape for fixing the flat tire!
At one point we had to walk about 3/4 of a mile over gravel and this farm dog kept us company for that and another 2 miles. I hope he found his way back home!
The flats put us behind schedule and Grandpa Joe showed up and carried us 10 miles to lunch! God bless Grandpa Joe.
All in all we had a great day of riding with the wind at our backs! We enjoyed looking for signs that we were back in Indiana again:
Give me the hills any day.
What did I learn today?
- I love hills!
- Never ride unless you have a grandpa willing to be on call.
- It's good to bike with a knitter...they have handy stuff in their bags.