Did you have have to run a mile or more with your bike? Carrying it, running along side of it, running up 1/4 mile of a hill? Well i did today! it was less than great. 3:15 p.m. flying down the road to get up a really steep hill. not to long but damn near vertical. there was a car coming down the hill so i stayed in my lane (normally i go over into the other lane at the bottom. it will come clear why now). well my lane, the right lane, is pretty much one huge pot hole. and lot of scrapes from cars bottoming out. the other lane is a little better. so i go hard right to avoid the worst of it. not i am jsut about at the top of the hill and i hear, flomp, flomp. i look down and yup, flat tire. great. no spare tube on me. wait no spare tube at home! wait, i'll call the bike shop. "What time are you open until today?" "Four." "Oh no, it's almost 20 after 3! and i am at least a mile from home!" "Better hurry." now i am running. the second half of the hill isn't at steep. but it is about 3 times longer. so i run with the bike on my shoulder. now my shoulder is numb. so the road is smooth, i run next to the bike. now the road is crap, on the shoulder again. finally i get home. run up to the second floor. drop my bike grab my keys, and floor it to the bike shop. thank god it is only a mile away. got there at about 3:45. i bought 3 tubes. they tried to sell me a bike. the first fixed gear they ever got in. not there yet "It will be here monday, come look at it, maybe buy it." i never heard of the company, and now i forgot it. but he said he would give me a deal on some Wienmenns and a Masi.
well my girlfriend didn't care. i wanted to share.