I commuted into work today via bike. It's about 16 miles one way.
That's not the big deal...however, getting a flat will really put a damper on making those 16 miles in any reasonable fashion.
My wheel was making a funny sound so I stopped to check it out- front tire was dead.
No biggie, just needs a new tube (an "adventure" which takes me nearly 30 mins).
Anyhow, I was inflating my new spare tube when the inflate valve snapped off. Fucking perfect. I had only 1 spare- I didn't carry a backup to my backup.
Another cyclist stopped to give me his spare tube: "This should work, it does have a patch but should be OK."
Well, guess what Sherlock- it didn't work, the patches were whistling air and it didn't hold anything but for like 5 seconds!
Fuck!...now it's been about an hour since I've been stopped.
I called Rob crying and walked 2 miles so he could pick me up at a road where cars could drive. I was pissed- and late for work.
My ride usually takes me about 50 mins from start to finish. Today, I left my house at 6:40am and didn't get to work until 8:50! WTF!
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