Would you believe it same front tire went out again but this time it was on the ride instead of the beginning. While @Stephen Mahood decided to visit his book reading coffee shop, just about 5 minutes from the cafe my front tire deflated, slowly but to put where I could not carry forward. @Stephen Mahood walked my hobbled front wheel and I to the center of Coyoacán but to no avail there are no bike shops…there is a bike store but they don’t do repairs, only sales. So got to the coffee shop and of the people with bikes no one had a pump or a wrench to take my front tire off. A friend of @Stephen Mahood‘s at the coffee shop said there was a bike shop around the corner and another offered a friends help.
In hobbled pursuit we went looking for the bike shop first, but to no luck there…however luck struck when I noticed a gathering of my comrades (other bikes resting on the side walk with their mechanical human companions near by), seems every saturday and sunday there are a group of bicyclists that stop for coffee near where we were looking. @Stephen Mahood approached to ask for help, the cyclists jumped up and offered to fix me up. They took my front tire off as someone had a wrench there and proceeded to fix the flat and then pumped me up. It was very nice of them to offer…@Stephen Mahood offered to buy coffee or beers but they were happy to collectively help a fellow bike. It was a nice gesture that seems pretty common amongst cyclists…so now we can hopefully make the long trip tomorrow as @Stephen Mahood has two different jobs tomorrow.
too my comrades thank you!
Sometimes flats do strike twice and sometimes bring on collective support http://t.co/zEbqIsEZzD #cyberunions
RT @cyberunions: Sometimes flats do strike twice and sometimes bring on collective support http://t.co/zEbqIsEZzD #cyberunions