Flat Apologies

Yesterday when I was on my way to Plaza Fitness I saw someone walking their bike down and across the street. I caught up to him and asked if there was anything wrong with his bicycle. It turns out he had a flat tire, and I had a patch kit. So I set up to help him fix his flat when I come to find out that I don’t have my adjustable crescent wrench on me! You see I’d bought this multi-tool  a few weeks ago and it had wrenches for small things not for taking off wheels. I apologized that I did not have the right tools, and he went off to EMS which was not that far away.

So I am sorry man with a flat. I am sorry I was not more well prepared. You better believe the first thing I did when I got home was stick the tool back in my bag. I wish I could have been able to help him because I know how it feels to be somewhere with a flat tire; unable to get where you want to go. Hopefully everything worked out for them though. I can’t speak for the competency of the people at EMS, but they should know how to change a flat.

Written by Chris Belsole

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  1. ethan

    The Albany Bicycle Coalition: the Boy Scouts of the Albany Bicycle community! Always prepared, always willing to lend a hand. This reminds me of that Monty Python skit with the supermen and the bike mechanic.

    (I’m sure the people at EMS can change a flat.)

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