The week after the rainstorm, i was an hour from home and went over some twigs on the road and got a flat. Changing it out was also a first for my racing bike. The wheel came and tire came off super easy. It fitted the replacement tube in, and had a problem. The short valve stem just barely extend out of the aerodynamic wheel rim. That's a slight problem with my floor pump, but a complete showstopper with the mini pump that I ride with. I couldn't get it far enough over the valve to pump. My spouse was away shopping, so phoning for a pick up wasn't going to work. I ended up calling a cab for a $50 fare back to the house. It took him 20 minutes to find me. While riding, my skimpy outfit is suitable enough. I wear tights since they're breathable. The bib shorts would be too cold with my legs exposed. In about 10 minutes I had some fine shivering happening as I waited at the side of the road. At least I wasn't wet with sweat or rain.
|Oh drat, got a flat|