Thought it might be nice at this season to open a thread sharing small but somehow heartwarming acts of kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness from out on the road.
Could pick from many, but here's a random one from me. Flatted one hot Valley afternoon last summer. I stood there beside a busy county road nearsightedly studying my tube for the puncture with cars whizzing by. An Arrowhead bottled water delivery truck rolled by, stopped about 200 yards up the road and then backed up on the shoulder to me. Big burly guy jumps out carrying a jug of water which he hands me and asks to "help". He apologizes that its not colder. Offers to drive me to town or at least hold the bike while I put the rear wheel back on. I assure him its no big deal. He tells me he got interested watching the Tour...he thought cyclists must be nice people after watching Dave Zabriskie and Ivan Basso with his kids on the podium in Paris. Gives me 2 more bottles of water and a handshake before driving off. He made up for the teenage jerk who hit me with an egg the week before.