On the weekend, I went for a long cycle around the Swan River. I timed my ride, and gave myself 2 hours only, to avoid the rain and stormy conditions that were forecasted to hit later in the morning.
Just when I was 1 hour in, my bike tire had a puncture! I was stranded by the side of the road with a flat tire!
Of course I forgot to pack a pump. And of course I didn’t know how to change a flat tire. Tsk tsk I am such a dumbass cyclist!
I walked 2km, pushing my bike along, to find some shelter.
And I watched the storm move in from the West. It was quite cool.
Then it started to rain. Which was also very cool to watch, when you’re dry. And then it started to get cold and windy.
I asked a few other wet cyclists if I could borrow a pump, but alas, no one seemed to have a pump, or know how to change a tire! Perhaps all the real cyclists don’t ride in rain storms? And only tourists and newbie cyclists do?
Nonetheless, I decided to make the best of it. I found a warm, quiet cafe. I ordered a cup of coffee and sat by the window, reading a trashy fashion magazine from cover to cover for 45 minutes.
Oh then I called my husband to come pick me up!