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June 20, 2008

When tyres go flat …

Filed under: Life stuff,Work life — carnationzky @ 4:28 am
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Unlike what a certain book has said about the world being flat giving us endless and countless opportunities, when your bike is flat, you can go nowhere! Such is the case now when the concessionaire for bike services on campus moved out and a new one is yet to come, leaving a period (of more than a week) of no bike service. Many, including yours truly, are not able to add air into their bike tyres. In a community where more than 90% of the population uses bicycles, the absence of a bike service center is as noticeable as the absence of a Thai restaurant in a faraway land. If this situation goes on, we have to start thinking of a strategy to get to office still feeling fresh and nice, i.e. walking. Not bad in the early mornings or late afternoons, but other times, forget it. Either you sweat too much from the heat, or you get soaked by the heavy downpour. Thus, it’s welcome news when just now we received the announcement that the new bike shop concessionaire will open tomorrow, with a special mention that an air pump will be installed immediately. There, we do not have to walk to office anymore and arrive there all sweating and out of breath. But walking is good, but not when the sun is up there smiling in all its shining glory, or the skies frowning down and drenching us with the rain! Maybe we really need to walk more, then, to be fit.


  1. when i read the title, ate, i immediately remembered the time we went to ubon with ate lou and we had a flat tire. or was it really a flat tire?

    i miss biking in ait. it would be nice to bike here but we dont have bikes…yet.


    Comment by lararinna — June 20, 2008 @ 7:55 am

  2. yes, lars, we had a flat tire indeed! in the middle of nowhere! frightening if it happened at night. hope you can get a bike soon then so you can enjoy biking again!


    Comment by carnationzky — June 21, 2008 @ 7:37 am

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