Anyone sheltering in place during this pandemic, whether due to ever-expanding state orders or simply being proactive to avoid community spread of COVID-19, is likely looking for creative ways to keep active, be productive and complete neglected projects.
Comedian Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ “The Late Show,” is in the same situation. For him, the extra time at home means fixing a flat tire on his bike so he can start riding again. “I don’t bike ride much,” he said. “But that’s all changing now!”
Colbert fondly describes his childhood riding bikes, and is trying to reconnect to it now. “I spent all of my time outdoors when I was a kid,” he recalls. “I loved to work on my bike…I felt like it was my car. I could go anywhere.”
Now Colbert attempts to do things he could do when he was 13 years old, including fixing a flat tire on his Giant mountain bike. You might cringe with Colbert’s lack of proper tools, but kudos to him for completing the job successfully and hopefully inspiring a few more people to ride a bike (especially when this pandemic is over).
“I loved to work on my bike…I felt like it was my car. I could go anywhere.” -Stephen Colbert
Have a watch of Colbert’s video below.