What a morning.
It was bucketing with rain as I headed out from home. No big deal - my spray jacket keeps me relatively comfortable.
I was only a few kilometres from home when it happened. With the rain across the road everything looked just fine. Unforunately it was hiding a big pothole into which my front wheel dissapeared.
It gave me a mighty jolt and blew out the front tube. (Don't we all love changing tubes in the rain?)
I got out my spare and did the change only to find that the valve stem was broken.
Plan B. Patch the other tube. I did the patch and put it all back together but the glue is getting on a bit and didn't hold the patch. Aaaaaarrrrrgggghhh!!
Plan C. Called my lovely wife on my mobile. She brought me my two brand new tubes and the brand new tube of glue that I had sitting in my tool kit at home. She also brought my track pump so that I didn't have to play around with my mini pump.
Finally got everything back together and back on the road. I got to work rather late. (Just as well my hours are flexible.)
Unfortunately the front wheel needs a bit of work. It still runs but it's not quite as true as it was at the start of the day.
I'm so glad that I've got a shower at work so I could have a long hot shower and get into some dry clothes.