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Long Way Home

I had cheerfully announced to my wife during the day that tonight I was going to take the “Long Way Home”. She was heading for the gym after work, and in an effort to feel a bit virtuous myself, I was going to extend my usual bike commute.

Another Flat Tyre

It’s hard to describe the exact feeling, but once you’ve experienced it a few times you learn to recognise it. The handling of the bike starts to feel a bit weird – a bit unstable – as if the wheels are sliding a bit to each side.

It’s the feeling of a flat tyre – and of the consequential loss of grip on the road.

Flat Tyre

First thing on a morning, when you’re in a rush to get to work, is not the ideal time to discover you’ve got a flat tyre! I’m not sure how my back tyre got a puncture, but it was flat as a pancake this morning. I must have got a slow puncture on my way home last night, which seems like a feasible guess as the Dublin roads were wet and covered in debris from the recent high winds we’ve had.