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A more exciting day than expected
I hopped on my bike this afternoon to head to City Hall to drop off my mail-in ballot, and promptly ran over a pin and exploded my rear tire.

So I went to the bike shop instead, and got two new inner tubes (one for backup!). Then I dropped off my ballot and changed the tube. This is the first time I've changed a tube on a bike. It wasn't difficult, but it required more strength than I was expecting. Also I had a little trouble getting the wheel properly seated when I put it back on (I've not removed the rear wheel before, either), but it is all better now.

I don't think my hands have ever been that dirty before.

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I actually didn't get grease on me, it's just that the tire proper was filthy filthy filthy.

Not quite sure how I managed that, really.

That is pretty impressive, really. I think I've gotten grease on my hands from just looking closely at the chain, it feels like.

Tires do tend to get pretty filthy, though. And there's the fact that they're largely made of soot, so it's kind of intrinsic.

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