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Flat Tires + 2 Winners

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

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  1. Roz@weightingfor50

    Oh Lisa…your tire issues have been BRUTAL!!!! UG! And big UG to this heat. Have a wonderful weekend!! Hope you have a chance to relax!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Most definitely brutal. Talk about excessive and frustrating! I hope my luck stays good for awhile now.

  2. Lori

    Time to practice changing your tires so you never have to wait for help again. It’s not bad, really. My advice if you have a beaded tire is to get a beaded tire jack to help put the tire on the rim. This tool is a lifesaver (and hand saver). I got a flat on Saturday and had the tired changed in about 10 minutes – thanks to that tool.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Is it that little plastic tool? I think I might have one, I need to double check. But yes, I need to practice more.

      1. Lori

        It is a plastic tool, but not just the little lever for getting the tire off. It’s bigger than that and designed for getting that last bit of tire into the rim. I got one off Amazon. Otherwise – getting the beaded rim on really kills the hands.
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  3. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    Whoa! That’s crazy with all the flat tires!?! That’s the main reason I never bike outside without my husband–I wouldn’t know what to do if I got a flat. So unless I’m with him, I have my bike on a trainer inside. 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yeah it’s definitely not fun and when I first started, I never rode without Michael because I was afraid of being stranded. I got over it. I *can* change a flat tire but I’d rather find a way home and do it there than try and fix it on the trail (it would seriously take me an hour).

  4. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because

    Ah! I hate flats 🙁
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  5. Mary @ Fit and Fed

    Last time I checked in here you had a flat tire, too, hope that new flat-resistant tire works for you! And a one week break from your bike may be just the thing you need. Always good to take a break to stay ahead of those pesky overuse injuries.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I know! I’ve had a stream of bad luck with tires lately. I think the new tube is good, though. Knock on wood, I’ve been lucky for the last week now.

  6. Diane, fit to the finish

    Ah, that has got to be so incredibly annoying. I’m sure that you can learn to change them yourself but I hope you don’t have another one for a long, long time!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I know how to change my tire it would just take me an hour to do it by myself!

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