xerxes wrote:Surprised to read on this thread of someone calling for assistance for a broken chain when only 8 miles from home. For one thing that's walking distance, at a pinch. And for any problems that don't involve an unusable wheel, you can average 7-8 mph just by scooting the bike along with your feet (you may need to lower your seat a bit).
You don't know they have uninjured feet. Two years ago (I think - not checked), I was riding around with a broken toe and I'm pretty sure could not have walked 8 miles or scooted the bike at any sort of speed.
And I broke my toe doing nothing unusual at home. So far, historically, I'm safer out cycling!