This summer I took up biking. We are so fortunate to live right by a “rails to trails” path which connects two of our cities. The path is a gorgeous tree-lined trail which extends 15 miles through rural Northern Michigan. Every bike ride brings with it a new adventure. There’s always turtles at the pond, snakes who quickly scurry across the path and, occasionally, a deer stops for a quick pic.
Well, last Monday was quite an adventure in a different-sort-of-way. Two miles into my bike ride, I blew a tire. Oh, boy. That has never happened. Fortunately, I was with my dad who is an avid biker. Little did I know that pack he always carries on the back of his bike contained a tire repair kit complete with a replacement tube. Thank goodness for dad. As I stood by helplessly as dad changed the tire, I spied the popped tube laying on the trail. It reminded me of a blog post that I wrote a year ago featuring an idea to help those kiddos who just need to move. Scott, from Bouncy Bands, asked if I could try out a new product he just developed and I absolutely LOVED this idea. Basically, you place PVC pipes on the desk legs and tie an old bike tube on each leg. How simple! Here’s a pic:
They are so easy to make and quite inexpensive. The Home Depot people often volunteer to cut the tubes if you tell them you are a teacher and bike shops often have old tubes on hand. This is a great DIY project!
Be sure to stop by Scott’s website. You can also order them from the site. Just click HERE.
After running to Home Depot, I’m going to take a quick trip to the bike shop and pick up one of those packs.