So we all know the only real reason I spend hours of my precious time taking photos, editing photos . . . and trying to come up with ridiculously stupid comments is to jest and poke fun at one and all.
Somehow I think I may have reached my point of comeuppance.
HA! 5 flats within 24 hours.
Many would be quick to blame me for poor maintenance.
However the careful astute observer will note
another common denominator in this, as well as last weeks
There are in fact several important exceptions to the
"you must get off your bike and repair it" rule.
The most important, and often used exception is
when one is riding slow.
1) Often it is best to complain about "how hard I am working and still can not keep up." Then, once finished, pretend to discover said under inflated tire and announce it publicly. Not only will you be the recipient of much sympathy, but you may even find someone around to repair it for you.
2) Another important exception is when a coffee shop stop in imminent, and you know you are going to want to stay longer than the others. In this case, it is best to let the other group riders mount their bikes . . . only to have you "discover" the under inflated tire. This will buy you 7 - 10 additional minutes of coffee shop time.
3) The final exception the the "you must get off your bike and fix it" rule
is when you are looking for the
In this case, just ride slow and at the conclusion of the ride see exception 1
I know these exceptions to be true. I have used them many times.