earlier today me and my wife were out on the bikes for a short and sweet ride through the forest preserve after breakfast. At the very tail end of the ride a rider just in front of us had a tube blow on his bike. He pulled over and Megan (my wife) asked if he was okay. He explained that he just put a new inner tube in @ the bike shop last week and now he was going to have to walk home.
Luckily I carry a spare inner tube and portable inflate. I was glad to give it to him along with inflate it for him (My ride was all but over) We pulled his front rim off, swapped out the inner tube and inflated it (my inflater doesn't fully inflate an innertube, but it was enough to get him home) He was very grateful to get home.
It felt good to help out a fellow cyclist, and he was persistent that I give him my information so he could mail me some money for the trouble, but I would prefer to just leave it as once cyclist helping another. I find it much better that way.
I rode away with a very proud feeling that I was able to keep a fellow rider on the trail.