Thanks to a Good Samaritan biker
Original post made by Eileen O'Rourke on Aug 28, 2012
on Aug 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm
Portola Valley Hardware sells inner tubes and a few bike parts like brake cables.
Also now's the time of year to watch out for star thistles which can puncture tires. So after a ride check your tires for glass and other sharp materials.
on Aug 29, 2012 at 3:31 pm
Star thistle spines are too weak to cause punctures, but goathead thorns can and do.
on Aug 29, 2012 at 6:13 pm
By and large, in my experience bikers tend to be a caring bunch. Whenever I've found myself in a similar situation there have always been people who've offered to lend a hand or a spare innertube to get me back up and rolling. I usually carry tools and spares with me so that I can help myself or others in a similar situation so I've not had to rely on help but it's nice to hear someone publicly express gratitude for such assistance. Just pay if forward when you get a chance (and, if you keep riding, you will get a chance).