Friday, November 11, 2005

How much is riding on your Maxxis?

Do you, like me, take tires for granted. That is, until you're coasting down the Sidney Lanier Bridge... watching your speedometer creep up to 40 mph... in a crosswind... across the expansion joint... hearing a pop and hiss... feeling the rear tire get soft... on a bicycle?

That was my experience today. Just one of those things.

Thankful that I was able to coast to a stop, I walked to the bottom of the bridge to fix the flat. (Hey, some may say I'm dumb for being on the bridge on a bicycle anyway... but, I'm smart enough not to try a repair on the shoulder...)

As I rode home, I reflected that I normally do pay attention to tires, keeping them inflated, rotated and balance (unbalanced tires can sure be an irritant - but, that's a post for another day.)

I try to pay attention to other things as well - time with God, family. Rest. Exercise (well at least I want to...) 'cause I know what's riding on my "Maxxis" - me. And when the hazards come, as they surely will, I want to maximize my chance of success.

1 comment:

Jim Maddox said...

Sorry about your bad luck on your bike, but enjoyed the illustration and application you gleaned from it.