So Cindy didn’t get the chance to mow during the day yesterday as there was a brief downpour as she was getting ready to do it. Despite her objections, I told her I was going to get on the tractor and knock it out, despite the skies still looking foreboding. I jumped on the tractor and got busy. Mowing wet grass is never fun but I wanted to have the task complete, no matter what. (thanks Dad). It took me a little more than 90 minutes on the tractor to finish. I limped off the tractor (a normal reaction nowadays) and headed inside, glad to have accomplished my goal. Mowing on Monday evenings will not become the new norm.
So as I mentioned yesterday, Cindy took the Minipro to our local bike shop to see if they could get the incredibly stiff tires onto the unit. I was happy when Cindy messaged me, saying the mission was accomplished. I asked if it was easy for them to install the tires. She said definitely not. It took two beefy guys manhandling the tires at the same time with a third lending a hand in addition. Some large prying tools were involved as well. Hearing the depiction of events made me feel a little less like a failure from not being able to install the new tires by myself with lesser tools.
Tonight I have to finish putting the Minipro back together and clean up the mess in the hobby room. At some point I want to do a comprehensive test of the monster tired Minipro versus our other one with stock tires. It will be interesting to see how handling and top speed is affected.