I would like to publicly thank the old boy cycling on the bike path between O’connor Primary and St Josephs yesterday.
I pinged a spoke on my bike there yesterday at around 1640, the second in 18km and was just about to ring my support vehicle (read wife) to come pick me up.
Of the dozen or so people who meandered past and just stared at me, (Probably the grey hoodie/Grey trackie combo(What was I thinking):P – he was the only one to stop and see if I was okay and was genuinely concerned.
I assured him I was a-ok and he bid me farewell and left me with a renewed sense of community in the Canberra cycling fraternity, regardless of if you are an ego 500 cyclist, a commuter or are fond of weekend meanderings.
Unfortunately you can be pretty prepared, with puncture proof tyres etc but a broken spoke is pretty annoying to fix on the side of the road.
I don’t know his name, I wont remember him if I see him again, but it is good to see that there are like minded people like me still around.
On the strength of thta, I will continue to take my c02, spare tube and repair kit out on my rides, lest I be able to use it on someone elses bike.
Thanks again old boy, ride safe 🙂