I wanted to say thanks to a couple of riders who helped me today on highway 66, Boulder County Colorado. Today while out for a short spin during lunch I had a flat – first flat all summer and I’ve been riding about 10 hours a week. In fact, only a few minutes before I had congratulated myself on the no flat streak (I’ll never do that again).
When I attempted to inflate the new tube the compressed air simply vanished - it turned out that a hole had been rubbed in my spare tube by the tire irons in the seat bag. I had no pump or patch kit and had only the one, now used, compressed air canister.
The riders who helped me provided a pump and gave me a spare tube – their generosity was genuine and they were not annoyed at having their ride interrupted. When I asked for a way to contact them to repay their help they just said “Someday you’ll get to help someone out …”
So, for now on I’ll carry a spare tube, patch kit, pump and the same attitude and willingness to help a stranded cyclist the two riders who helped me displayed.
Thank you again who-ever you are!