She's back to her old school again, so it was back on the bike for a ten mile training ride on the way to work.
A thought crossed my mind as I took the bike out of the shed, "I've not had a puncture for ages".
I was just starting my ride with the uphill, then the fantastic downhill that I can get up to nearly 50mph on.
I'd just reached 45mph, leaning into a sweeping left hand turn when my back tyre suddenly deflated. The road went around to the right again, and I managed to keep the bike upright. I had some visions of falling off and sliding along the road at 40mph. Not a nice thought.
Definite brown shorts moment there.
So I changed the tube and went straight to work, rather than carrying on with the ride. My bike fell over when I had the back wheel off, and it bent the mudguard a bit so it was rubbing on the tyre. Very annoying and I didn't want to listen to that for the next 8 miles.
I think I'll get the turbo trainer out tonight.
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