In a twitter this morning I plaintively asked for ONE dry ride this week.
Good New: I got a dry ride home (barring a puddle or two).
Bad News: A flat tyre on Commonwealth Bridge.
Good News: Getting the tyre off and finding the glass shard was pretty easy, as was mounting the new tube/tyre
Bad News: Did I mention that it was the rear wheel?
Good Karma News*: At least two cyclists offering help, one of whom provided a light when...
Frustratingly Dirty News: ...Attempting to remount the rear wheel was a painful, messy, and apparently futile process.
Embarrassing News: Finally taking the trailer hitch off the rear skewer and remounting the wheel in about 30 seconds.
Good News: Arriving home to find a box of cafe press goodies from leecetheartist
. There may be photos later, I quite like the Endeavour mug and the Brown Falcon is simply fabulous on a black T-shirt.
*Yes, I do
make a habit of offering assistance to cyclists who are in trouble. What goes around...