Flat tire and a seniors moment.
So....I wake up yesterday and get ready for my commute, only to go outside and find my bike has a front flat. Thankfully i'm in the garage and not half way to work. Fix the flat and ride to work uneventfully, well except for the fact that I left my water bottle on the bench beside where I keep my bike..
On the ride home, in the rain i'm at the bottom of a high speed hill and as I bank into the turn I almost lose it from....a front flat. So I pull off the road, flip the bike and get the tire off. Opening up my trunk bag i pull out my spare tube only to discover i mistakenly packed a tube with a shraeder valve.......
So..... always riding prepared, I pull out my patch kit. Only to discover it wasnt there, since it was on the bench beside where i keep my bike as I had just refilled it with fresh glue and patches....
Tried to borrow tubes/patch from passing cyclists but the only 3 to go by were homeless who only offered to trade me for their 'working' bike.
So after years of commuting 2 hours daily I had to phone home for my first rescue pickup.
Back in the safety of my garage I get the tire off, pull out the tube, check tire and cant find a single thing wrong. Put in the new tube, reassemble and relube chain while im here.
Flipping the bike back upright I discover.......a front flat. Yep, i had put back in the bad tube I had just removed as I had it mixed up in the tubes now strewn across the floor.
One of those days........