My Vespa gets it second puncture in the space of a few months. Strange, I thought as I've never had a puncture on my bog-standard split rims for years but as soon as I switched over to one-piece tubeless, I get two punctures (on the same wheel). So, early on Saturday morning, half thinking of heading off to join the Egg Run and half thinking of staying in bed, I head off to Carl's.
If it wasn't the tyre and rim that needed sorting, it was the awfully bouncy rear shock. I use the scooter to get to work on a daily basis so, it was a choice between getting it sorted ASAP or joining the run and then wait at least two weeks (between Easter and waiting for parts) before I get it looked at. The choice was quite obvious really.
Anyway, at first, I was beginning to think that I've added so much weight to my body that I've lost my sense of balance as even the mildest bends and corners were a struggle. Thankfully, it wasn't me and more down to a very worn rear shock. I still need to shed a few pounds though...
The tyre won't get sorted on the day but at least it's in the queue. I hope to get a pair of shocks (both front and back) soon so, as soon as I get them in, the Green Vespa should be back to its normal, if not better self. On the way back, I decided to stop the scooter on the side of the road in Phoenix Park and take a break from breathing all the 2-stroke fumes for a change.
Elsewhere in the world, Liverpool's draw with Arsenal capped off a brilliant birthday for me, thanks to my lovely other half who never ceases to amaze me!