Thank goodness for 3 day weekends. Monday, Presidents Day, I decided to ride around Paradise Loop using the CATSeries route. I have done the half loop in the past and it is from the opposite direction. It felt like a completely different ride. Since I was alone, I thought this would be a good time to bring along the PStyle, a way to help cunted creatures pee standing up.
I feel like it’s really hard to use the restroom when I’m on long bike rides alone with all my gear and the bike I don’t want to leave alone. I thought the PStyle would be easier and more stealth than popping-a-squat somewhere along the ride. I ended up having to pee a few times on the trip but only actually used the PStyle once. It felt like everyone and there mother was riding Paradise Loop this President’s Day holiday. I also found myself wondering which rich person’s front yard to pee in.
Paradise Loop is beautiful, so I stopped at a place with a nice view to use the Pstyle.
I was standing here peeing and pretending to look at the view longer than expected! Cars and bicyclists passed by. I think they knew exactly what I was doing. As I was packing my phone and Pstyle away, cyclists asked if I was okay and had everything I needed. I really chose the wrong spot to go! Next time I’ll try to be a little more discrete!
Other than that, the ride was lovely. I’ll give the PStyle a formal review after some more testing!
I went home and cleaned my bike and finally replaced a folded inner tube on my front 24″ wheel. The tube ended up exploding twice! I looked closely at the tire and realized that there was a hole large enough to cause the inner tube to pop. I immediately ordered a tire from the Terry website. I also patched the tire itself with an innertube patch in hopes to make it up Twin Peaks in the morning.