Ah, just like a baseball player's first hit in the major leagues, one always remembers the first flat on a bike. :rolleyes: This morning I reazlied that my back tire was flat as a pancake. Out came the wrench. tire irons and patch kit -- I haven't received my fresh tubes yet (my fault for taking too long to order).
The patch seems to have held for the morning commute, and so did the rear wheel -- when I patched the tube, I realized I had also broken a spoke (apparently unrelated). Now in addition to being late to work thanks to the above (thank goodness I realized all this at home) I have to leave work early to hit the shop, which all it means is that I'll probably be staying really late one of these days to make-up time! :(