Since it was so nice out here in Seattle I decided that it would be a great day to break out the bike and get some actual road miles underneath me. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I jumped on the bike and took off towards our crossfit box for the night. The first couple miles were kinda rough as I hadn’t actually ridden the bike in almost 6 months (besides on the trainer), and it took a bit of time to get reacquainted with the girl. However by five miles in I had really hit my stride (or is it pedal) and with my corssfit box almost within sight, I ran over a massive rock. Instant flat. Ok no biggie, swap out the tube and use the CO2 to fill her up. Only I forgot to put the tube in the bike, and also forgot to check the CO2, it was empty. Shit. Now what? Well luckily the wife was just getting off work, and was able to swing by and rescue me on her way to crossfit (and to think I almost didn’t throw my cell phone in my backpack).
Not sure if the rim is damaged, I haven’t had a chance to inspect it closely yet. So what did we learn? Stay the hell away from rocks. Double check your gear bag and make sure all the parts are in there, and when all else fails, call the wife for help