I was on the way to the office this morning planning for a 35-50 km ride on the way home this evening in preparation for the Pacific Populaire. Another flat. The same wheel, This time I had air. I had purchased a supply of CO2 cartridges the other day. I had tire irons. But, and this is a BIG but, I did not have either a patch kit or spare tube. I was planning to stop at MEC on the way home and pick up several spare tubes for all of the bikes.
You would think I had learned my lesson last time. You would think. I walked home and search the workshop high and low for either another tube or patch kit. Can you believe it. I have everything in that shop. More than I need. Everything except the means to repair the most common bike problem. A flat tire.
The good thing is that I took the Roberts instead. Its maiden ride. A treat. More on that later once I have tinkered a little more with the seat positioning and recovered from this misadventure.