Praise the Lord. It may not sound like a lot, but when you go from riding a bicycle to walking and my walking speed is 1/3 my biking speed. With Google Maps, I learned the average rate for bike speed is twice as fast as my speed.
It was last Friday I noticed the sidewall on my back tire was split wide open with threads showing; it hadn’t ruptured completely. I chose to not ride it until I could get a new tire as I didn’t want to purchase a new tube for it. A friend checked at a major retailer and they didn’t care 26″ tires. They carried the tubes so he ordered the tire from Amazon for me. He called me today and let me know the tire had come in and told me to call him in the morning once I was awake.If I call him early enough, he should be able to get it fixed and mounted back on the bike.
I have been walking to and from my favorite Internet cafe. For some reason, it’s taking 50% longer to walk to and from than it used to a few months ago. Today, I splurged and took the bus to reach it. It was about 3/4 mile walk to the nearest marked bus sign as I learned a long time ago about the two types of bus drivers. I haven’t ridden the bus in a long time so I wasn’t familiar with which bus drivers fall into the two categories below.
- Bus driver #1 – will pick you up and drop you off when you ring the bell even if there is not a marked bus sign.
- Bus driver #2 – will only pick you up and drop you off at an official marked bus sign. If you are not at an official marked bus sign, they won’t pick you up.
I learned a long time ago to go with the theory that all unknown bus drivers fall into #2. I am glad I went with #2 as this bus driver turned out to be #2. When I rang to get off the bus, he didn’t stop until there was a marked bus stop. Thankfully, the stop was only a block from where I was going.
I am used to working or dealing with both types of individuals. I had co-workers who were very by the book and they would only do what the book or their manager said. There are advantages and disadvantages to both groups. I learn to adapt to each co-worker’s style.