I had a great ride yesterday, going for some miles in
I had a flat, which is always a bummer when one is really enjoying himself. My riding buddy had a CO2 cartridge to inflate the replacement tube – very slick.
This was particularly important as I only carried a mini pump which would have taken many hundreds of pumps to get the tire up to pressure. Also, as it was raining and cold, quick tire repair had greater urgency. Back in the day when I rode more, I carried a frame pump, which, because it was longer, made swifter work of reinflating a tire.
I’m going to get me one of those nifty CO2 gadgets!