On this morning’s commute, I got a puncture cutting through Bellahouston park. No probs really, checked there was no glass or thorns in the tyre, popped in a new tube, and was on my way again in about 10 minutes. Only problem is the little hand pumps aren’t great at getting the tyres up to pressure, so it’s a bit on the soft side. I’ve got a track pump at home, so I’ll get it back up to the right pressure when I get home tonight.
This is the third puncture in two weeks, on the same wheel, so, I’ve decided it’s time for new tyres. I’ve been recommended some Schwalbe tyres by a friend, who’s done over 4000 miles on his and hasn’t had a single puncture yet.
Either he’s extremely lucky, or they’re as good and puncture proof as they claim to be. Either way, I’ll probably pick up a pair tomorrow and get them fitted for the weekend.
It’s good to know that it’s so easy and quick to fix a flat. It’s also nice that the people who passed me in the park all asked if I was ok or if I needed a hand. It reinforces my faith in people. Not everyone is selfish and out for themselves. There are still decent people out there.