My time was limited today so David and i got started early . We drove over the GW Bridge to ride 9W. I planned for a 2:45 min ride, about 45 miles. Was mild and very little wind. Was really enjoying the ride, turned around and then on the way up a long 4 min climb i heard the unmistakable sound of a tire going flat. Bummer. I'v actually never changed a flat out on a ride. For some reason I've always been near home and gould change my tube in the comfort of my home. I had everything i needed including a CO2 cartridge which i've never used before. Had a terrible time changing the tube. First it was twisted because i didn't put enouth air in it to start out. Then the co2 cartridge didn't work. When i finally finished i had a little bulge in the tire. Prayed i would get home. Taking bike to shop in a few days anyway and if need be, will have them change it for me. Give me a little lesson.
Good thing i had water and food on me. Was frustrated so having a Pure bar to eat was helpful. The other thing that was nice is about half of the riders on the road asked if i needed any help. Good to know it's available if you need it. Interesting that i saw no women during this time.