The walk of shame
I finished my ride today a little short of my destination.
I forgot to bring my patch kit. Stupid, but I had some tubes in my bin. I dug through a clutter of bungies and tie down straps to find a 16" tube and a 26" tube, both Schrader. I needed a 700c Presta. Oops. I walked it home about a mile with 50 lbs of groceries picked up on the way home from work. I thought my dinner would be already cooked before I got home. Cheese fondue? But it was still chill from store AC.
After I got home, I was sorting out what needed to be in my bin and what should be removed and I saw a round black shape. If it was a snake, which it resembled, it woulda bit me. I guess it was hidden in plain view amongst black (among other colors) cords and straps while I was looking for a tube in a cardboard box.
I felt really stupid walking my bike home. I felt stupider when I realized I that walked with that spare tube onboard.
I'm guessing the frustration may have blinded you, happens to me all the time.
Ha ha ha ha ha
And that's why tubes should be red. Let's start a movement!!!!
Originally Posted by qmsdc15
I did a 45 minute walk a couple of weeks ago with over 50lbs of groceries on board, my walk started right after I snapped my bike's chain while starting up from a stop sign. My repair kit now includes a multi tool that is equipped with a chain breaker, and a spare quick link.