New whitewall tires
I made up my mind yesterday that I was going to get Dicks beach cruiser tire repaired, so I could ride it again. I texted Josiemar to see if he was able to fit me in. He replied quickly – anytime was good and to bring the bike over.
So I wrapped up work and headed out the door on foot with my bike and music player. As I was walking the back road through San Pablo, Glenn called out to me from his backyard work shop and asked if I wanted a ride. Perfect timing.
Josiemar quickly assessed the bike and came to the same conclusion as I had that both tires and tubes should be replaced. So we headed off to Castillos Hardware to get what was needed then Josiemar and his helper went back to Changes in Latitudes courtyard to do my Bike repair. Cost of 2 white wall tires and 2 tubes $43.75 bzd.
I continued on by foot taking stock pictures and doing errands in town. It was not long before I got the text that my bike was ready to be picked up. I started walking and quickly hitched a ride with Walter to Latitudes Bed and Breakfast. Josiemar left it up to me how much I should pay him for the bike repair so I gave him $30 and his helper $5.
I decided to test out my new whitewall tires take and it for a spin. I wanted to get some tie straps and redo my basket so I headed to Captain Sharks and got 10 for $2.50 bzd. After that I went to the other side of the airstrip for a bit to take some more pictures and sit under a tree for a while.
I took my Ormon pedometer out with me as I was planning on walking the full way to town and back. In spite of all the rides, I managed to walk 8429 steps or 2.79 miles.
Tropical living tip – if you do not plan to use your bike for a while let the air out of the tires, it will help to keep them from cracking and avoid blow outs – by Josiemar.
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25 years ago on Ambergris Caye by Angel Nunez