Friday, May 5, 2006

Beaten by a tire.... AGAIN

Cliff thought he had a way figured out to get that pesky inner tube out of Ryan's dirt bike tire and get it fixed, without doing any damage to his recuperating body.  Oh, there was some grunt work involved, but I wasn't doing anything else, so that fell to me.  We had lots of laughs, and were SO careful putting the tube back in, hoping not to puncture it like Ryan did last night.

Well, in spite of our efforts, it was like a re-run of yesterday.

But you know, Cliff was so happy while he was occupied with the project, it was worth doing anyhow.

10 comments:

msecz said...

Oh gee..... are you going to try 2 out of 3?
Sounds like you had fun today anyway... Sandra

chat2missie said...

3rd times a charm!  
Missie

lanurseprn said...

Wow!!  It's just not meant for that kid to ride that dirt bike at the moment!!  Are you gonna try again?  I bet Cliff will want to!  I bet he's itching to be back working on his building addition, too!
They say 3rd time is a charm!  Let us know how it goes!
Pamela

naturegirlfromny said...

Glad you got that bad tire fixed!  Linda

madcobug said...

WOW! all that work for nothing - again. Hope you can get it fixed the next go-round. Buddy is right at home there. Helen

jspiker said...

Sometimes your the windshield...sometimes your the bug...
Sorry you didn't get it repaired. Been there, done that.
Pesky tires...there's always tomorrow or there's always the nearest garage. <ha>
Good luck on the next try....

ksquester said...

And I thought BP stood for blood pressure, who knew it was bike patch!   Anne

am4039 said...

lol sounds like hard work with that bike. I'm  happy Cliff was happy doing something though.

hewasolddog299 said...

Lots of talcum powder, insert tube into tire half on the rim while half-inflated, then remove the valve stem, pull valve through the hole and secure, deflate the tube completely, then use two spoons at the same time and start from the side opposite of the tire valve, working both sides to meet the valve stem equally.

Curse and fuss alot -- you'll get it, without poking a hole in the tube...

;:

wil

http://dailysnooze.blogspot.com/

bhbner2him said...

ROFL  Maybe it does take a rocket scientist.  Bubba says use the boxed end of a combination wrench.  He's the neighborhood bicycle go to guy.  ;o)  -  Barbara