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Old 10-27-03, 11:00 AM   #1
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Birthday omen!

So, before work this morning I sign on to check my email and happen to look
at the forums. I see that Danka24 has wished me a happy birthday. I thought
that was nice and replied that what better way is there to celebrate your
birthday than to ride. So I left for my morning commute. Happy to be riding
on my birthday and thinking this is going to be a good day.

Half way to work I hit a big rock with the front tire. I must of hit it square
becuase I heard the sound of it hitting the rim. Right then I knew I probably
had a pinch flat. I keep riding and sure enough the front tire is going down.

I figure no big deal. I stop and fix the flat. It takes me a little longer than it
should have becuase I am not real used to doing it on the side of the road.
I get it changed and I get back on the bike. I rode a little further and notice
I need a little more air in my front tire. I stop and put some more air in the
tire. However somehow I manged to bust the valve stem and as soon as I take
the pump off all the air rushes out. Of course I don't have a spare tube with
me.

I took this as an omen that I should have worked from home today. I called
my girlfriend to come get me and I went home and I am not leaving for the rest
of the day. I am staying inside where it is nice and warm.

Happy birthday to me.

Steve
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Old 10-27-03, 11:02 AM   #2
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happy birthday to you!
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