I tend to throw hissy fits. Sure it’s embarrassing, but I’ve been overreacting since I was a kid so why stop now?
Today’s particular hissy fit was directed at my bike. Last weekend, before I even started riding, I got a flat on my back tire. I spent three hours taking the tire off, changing the tube, etc. I’d never done this before. But, I guess it worked, because I was able to ride for 77 minutes that day.
Today I had a 48 minute ride scheduled. My bike is on it’s trainer. So after spending 15 minutes creating the workout on TrainerRoad, I climbed on my bike and started the workout. I got immediately frustrated because the power wasn’t working right. The computer kept saying that I had 300 power. Not right. It should have been like 100.
So I climbed off, tried to re-jigger the trainer, and discovered that my tire whas flat. Grrr. That increased my frustration. So I overreacted. I called my husband (who is in London) and asked a curt question and then hung up on him. I was rude to my dear sister.
The next annoying thing is that I couldn’t even air up a freakin’ tire. I decided to put my road bike on my trainer. But it’s tires were also flat. So I went ahead and tried to air them up. It took me like fifteen whole minutes to figure out how to do it. Then I couldn’t put the damn bike on the trainer. It just wouldn’t fit for some reason. Probably because I was clouded by hissy fit frustration.
I thought about giving up my workout. I couldn’t do that though. It was just unreasonable. I should be able to figure this shit out. So I decided to try to air up my triathlon bike’s back tire again. Lo and behold, it worked.
Anyhow it turns out that I hadn’t tightened the little nut on the tire where you blow air into. Yeh, my bicycle vocabulary is expert.