Saturday, July 4, 2009

Unreal Weather

We've been enjoying some incredible weather the past two days - unseasonably nice weather. It's blue skies, lots of sun, and super low humidity. This is definitely not something we get in the midst of summer in the south so we're all keeping our fingers crossed that it lasts a bit longer.

I'm especially keeping my fingers crossed since my sister is getting married next Friday and I don't want all her pictures to turn out with my family red and sweaty (we are a family of sweat-ers!)

Yesterday morning we had our typical 'Fast Friday' at Master's. Marty and I had breakfast at a local place and then came home and took a nap! Oh the little things! After more coffee we headed out on a leisurely ride. I could get used to this :)

We were way out in the countryside when I heard Marty's tire go. We stopped so he could change it and upon inflating the new tube with the CO2 cartridge, it went flat again. We weren't sure if the tube was bad or the cartridge was bad, but now we only had one more cartridge and one more spare between us.

Luckily, a small group of riders rode up and stopped to make sure we were okay. They gave us one of their spare CO2's and it turned out the tire was bad. So Marty used our other spare and cartridge, and we were good to go. But they wouldn't let us leave until they had given us another spare and CO2 'just in case.' They wouldn't accept the $3 Marty had in his pocket or even the Cliff Blocks we tried to give in appreciation!

Of course we will be paying it forward at some point!

Now we're getting ready to have a little cookout at our house with some friends. Happy 4th!

2 comments:

Angela said...

There really are good people out there.

Angela and David Kidd said...

That's a great story about good people. Hopefully those people are experiencing some great karma.