While on my ride Friday I had a flat. Looking back, I had noticed previously that the front tire was completely flat whenever I checked it as it hung on the rack in my garage. I blew it up and it seemed fine. I rode with Susan a bit before going out on my own. I planned for to ride about 50 miles by myself. The weather was sunny and around 60-degrees. I was on my way home when I noticed the front tire pressure was low. I stopped at a red light and pushed down hard on my bike's handlebars. The tire was really low. I had to stop and do something. I decided to take the easiest route. I called my wife with my cellphone. She'd surely come get her stranded husband. She didn't answer her phone. Dang! Option two - call again - no answer. Dang-Dang! I was on my own.
|Park Tool (blue) and Bontrager (red) tire levers|
|Leaky tire tube stem|
A second but shorter ride along a similar route two days later went uninterrupted. Much of this route is on the same streets as where the Southern Crescent Cycling club group rides.
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