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It Was One of THOSE Days

It Was One of THOSE Days

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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4 Comments

  1. Eleah

    Sorry your ride wasn’t great. Those days stink!
    I’m sort of surprised with all of your cycling experience that you don’t change your own flats. Do you not know how or just not carry flat repair things with you? My boyfriend wouldn’t let me go for a ride alone before I learned. Although, I haven’t gotten one yet and have pretty much forgotten how to do it. I’m going to practice before school starts up again.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I took a class on how to chain a flat. I took notes, and it went way over my head. I don’t carry flat kits because until recently I was always biking with Michael. Now that I commute to work it would be smart to carry my own gear. I just haven’t gotten around to it.

      I didn’t have a flat tire. I should be more prepared but honestly I don’t know that I could do it myself.

  2. Lori

    You can change a tire, believe me. You need to practice doing it at home, though, and not when it actually happens. The hardest part is getting the new tube in and getting the tire around it and seated back in the rim. That is always what takes me the longest. My repair kit is pretty small. You just need the little tire lifters (I use 2), a portable pump and a tube. I used to have the CO2 kit, but when my bike got stolen last year, that went away with it and now I just have the other things.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      We actually had to change one of my flat tires –a few days after we’d taken the class on how to do it. It was such irony! It was hard and took a long time. I might be able to. I do need to practice, that’s for sure!

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