Living between city and country. Trying to do it by bike.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
What to do if I puncture?
The first big race of the season (and perhaps the only race of the season) is Sunday. Pondering 60km of rougher-than-usual terrain I considered what to do if I get a flat. Is the race over for me, or do I fix the flat? I suppose one brings a spare instead of a patch? What if its nasty-cold-hand-kind-of-weather, do I even bother? It would take me at least 5 minutes to fix, if its the front, and more likely longer if its the rear.
I picked up a pump just in case.
Haven't had a bike pump in years because of the fact that I'm much more of a commuter cyclist and if I puncture I just jump on the bus.
The way I see it, I'm not really competing in this thing. But having the ability to carry through is a good option, I suppose.