Monday, 21 September 2009

Monday 21/09

Well some real action at last! Having experienced a flat-free run of well over 2 years, I finally had a rear wheel puncture on the way home on Friday.

Fortunately I was not on a very busy stretch of road at the time and it was not hard to get to a safe, quiet place for the repair.

It didn”t take me long to find a tiny shard of glass embedded in the tyre.

Back up and running within 20 minutes.

I used to panic quite a bit when these incidents happen, but now I sort of enjoy it as I know that I have the tools and know-how to fix the problem!

With fine late summer weather promised for much of this week I will try and keep on the bike as much as possible. Nice ride in this morning, although the congestion was just ridiculous in places, notably at the n. end of the Pont de Clichy. It took me at least 6 minutes to turn left on exiting the bridge as the bus and car drivers consider it bad form to let bicycles (or even pedestrians) through the gridlock they create.

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