I left out without a spare tube/pump/patches and tire levers. Glad it didn't happen in the pitch dark of the morning leg of my commute. It happened when I decided to go for a lunch run on the bike. Did a fast run on the decent leaving my job, really kicking some speed too. Get on the subway, and thinking of all the choices I am going to have for lunch downtown. Exit the subway, and I feel that dreaded drag from the bike.
Sheesh, I looked down, I got a flat!! WTF. I am hungry and supposed to meet somebody too. Okay, the meeting place is 4 blocks away. I walked those 4 blocks. A shuttle that goes right to my job leaves in about a half hour about 2 blocks away. I hit a subway, grab a sanwich, and on the shuttle.
Dam I was mad.. I have caught about 3 flats in the last 4 months, but each time, I got a tube, pump and levers with me. No problem. I left the bike on the job, it is in a locked storeroom, no problem there. Today, I picked it up, with the bike rack on the back of my truck..
Anyway, from no on, I will not break that rule again, and I am going to keep a spare tube a stand up pump at work. Also, keeping a tube and pump on me at ALL TIMES.
Dam, that can really put a damper on a great day.. Plus, I might be running too much pressure, and may be the cause of my flats. I am running about 110 front and rear!!