mini-accomplishments and tires

So. Mini-accomplishments and tires. I just wanted to let you all know that I now know how to deal with my bike tires. I can repair a flat in no time! Well, not no time, as I don't actually own a wee little repair kit yet. But rest assured! If some well supplied citizen happened to have a repair kit on their person while I was stranded due to flat, I could instruct said person on proper tire changing techniques, etc. Or just do it myself. Methinks I need to start a bike shopping list. I guess I can add this little accomplishment to the "Transportation Things I Know How to Do" List.

The "Transportation Things I Know How to Do" List:
  • change/repair a tire tube on a bike
  • true a bike wheel
  • change a flat tire on a car
  • properly use winter tire chains*
  • change the air filter
  • check the oil (changing the oil is just not something I've ever felt the need to do)
  • check and fill various fluid levels
  • safely use a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity I need to power my time machine.

*this one is on the list in theory as I generally don't travel if its too rough or just plow on through. I know how to use chains, but I don't know.


Dolce Vita said...

Does your time machine look like the time machine in the movie (um, I think it was called "The Time Machine")? That one was great; nice and roomy; didn't cramp a person in.

another kind of nerd said...

Almost, but not quite. This one was a DeLorian DCM-12. Sold it for about $10k. I could have got more, I'm sure, if the tape player still worked.

Trust in Steel said...

Strangely coincidental, somewhere in the slideshow on my site, there is a picture of the actual time machine used in the movie Madaline made me snap last week. They keep the DeLorian on the hill of the studio tour.