I was a little rushed this morning getting out for work. I quickly stuffed some clothes for the ride home in my pannier and hung it on the bike. My garage door broke the other day, so I had to carry the bike into the basement and up the stairs to the front door. I had forgotten my lock, so I went back downstairs and retrieved it. Then, I remembered the elastic pants cuff strap. Finally, I’m ready to go, and that’s when I notice the flat back tire. I took everything back inside and drove to work. I didn’t think about using my son’s bike.
At home, a quick inspection of the tire found a 3/4 inch staple in the tread. I was able to change the tube quickly, so I’m all set for the next ride tomorrow.