五一当天的天气及路况都很好，路边小憩后，小宝心情不错……一路不停地絮叨着，还欢愉地专挑着石子、树叶和路侧微拱的柏油路“练习过障碍”。The road and weather on May 1stwere all great, and after some resting at roadside, Xiaobao was quite at a high mood… he chanted while riding, and meanwhile, “crushing” all pebbles, leaves, and small asphalt bump-ups on the way.
当发现路边有一块绿色的碎玻璃瓶时，便当仁不让地碾压了过去。小宝一如既往地开心；不过前胎很不满意，霎时就泄气了。When he found a shiny piece of green broken bottle laying there, he targeted his front wheel at it, and crushed forward fearlessly. Xiaobao was happy, while the front tire was not. It “protested”, and went flat very quickly.
急得老爸猛戳地图找修理铺，但10分钟过后依然完全找不到方向；急得老妈直在马路上拦截路过的车队，找修胎材料+工具…… We did not prepare for this when packing our necessities, and Daddy was desperately trying to locating a repair shop on his mobile map, and without success. Mummy was waving to stop passing cyclists for their help, but quite in vain.
大约二十分钟后，终于拦到了一个有后勤车的骑行团。后勤车和所有女生自行车后面都插着Liv的小旗子。After some 20 minutes, we eventually had this biking group with a Transit van. This was a biking group organized by Liv-Giant with eye-catching flags.
Liv是捷安特于2008年成立的女性品牌，从2013年开始成为世界女子自行车顶级车队——荷兰RABOBANK车队和Liv-Plantur车队的赞助商。太湖边上的这支车队也很拉风……Liv is Giant’s new cycling brand dedicated to women. It is sponsoring world top women cycling teams like Rabobank Liv and Team Liv-Plantur. This cycling group alongside the Tai Lake, though a squad of amateur cyclists, is also quite eye-catching.
好心的队员告诉我们，后勤车上没有补胎工具，但可以把小宝连人带装上，沿路看见修车铺再把我们放下。终于看见了希望。We were informed by the kind members that there’s no repairing tools or materials on the Transit, but they couldgive Xiaobao and his bike a ride to the next repairing shop on the roadside. We are now so relieved……
车行三、四公里之后便看到了一个修车铺，老爸卸车的时候，老妈给车队的后勤车端端正正地留了个“背影照”，全家表示：要认真谢谢好心的天天单车俱乐部。After 3 to 4 kilometers of ride, we found a repairing shop. When Daddy unload the bike fromthe van, Mummy took a clear back-view-pic of the Transit van with info of organizer. Thank you “www.tt-bike.com”.
修车铺里的师傅熟练地卸下轮胎，用手在外胎里面来回一摸便找到了依然嵌在轮胎里的玻璃渣。而取出玻璃渣用的竟是一个随手拈来的指甲钳……令人叫绝！The repair shop Shifu skillfully removed the tire, felt out the broken glass still embedded in the outer tire, and removedit with a nail clippers ... ... Stunning!
取出了外胎上的玻璃渣，换上了新的内胎，老爸又买了二条内胎，以防万一。The broken glass was removed, the new inner tube was put into place, and…, all set. Daddy bought two more inner tubes, just in case.
大人们也明白了，走长途光带上打气筒是不够的。备胎、小镊子之类也是必不可少的随身工具。Mummy and Daddyalso learnt, that, air pump might help, but not adequate on long-distanceride. Spare tire and essential tool kitis quite necessary.
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