Out with a few club mates yesterday
and after about 8 miles a call "I've got a puncture"
from the front rider.
So set to and changed the tube, which seemed to take ages and weather was a bit cold for standing around.
Tube replaced and out comes the CO2 cannister and the tyre inflated.
BANG! - On inspection tube poking out from under the side wall
Oh Dear! or some such comment and start all over again. Another 15 minutes or so of standing around and a successful attempt this time. (No idea what had caused the first puncture. )
Just wrapping up and a comment "Bill is your tyre a bit flat?"
. Yes a deflation on another's machine.
Tyre had been slowly going down while we were stood there.
This time, after checking the tyre, there was a thorn found but it took a bit of a struggle to get it out.
As I'm sure some of you know thorns can be a bit of a ###### to get out.
Tyre and tube now replaced but it wouldn't pump up.
Another tube fitted and this time it pumped up and stayed up.
I inspected the previous tube that wouldn't inflate and found a small hole. This was a patched tube but the hole was a few inches away and thought was the tube may have been nipped when installing.A plethora of punctures put paid to progress
There's no such thing as a tailwind.
It's either a headwind, or you're going well.