This morning on my way to school I hit a grate in the road and ended up with two flat tires. Of course I had left for school a little later than usual and was already tight for time. I tightened the straps on my backpack, grabbed the centre post of my bike, and ran hard. I’ve never had so many Thai people smiling and laughing at me. In 30+ temperatures for 30 minutes I ran to get to school with two minutes to spare.
Every morning staff takes our temperature to ensure we are healthy. An abnormally high temperature gives you a day off. They don’t want us spreading anything around. I was a bit worried I would register high and miss a day of school, but thankfully it was only 2 degrees higher than usual. So, to class I went, although it took me over an hour to stop sweating, and I had to change my clothes twice. That made me a popular classmate for partner practice!
I bought three new tubes, changed my two flats, and put the extra in my pack. I figure chances are slim I’d get two flats at the same time again. Hopefully you won’t see another posting from me with the title “A Double, Double Flat!” Temperatures are forecast to get into the low 40s over the next week. I really don’t need another run in heat like that.
Here is a photo of the staff at TMC many of whom great us every morning.