Don't forget to pack tools

Yesterday was not the best ride I have ever had to be honest! It became one of those days!

I was 5 minutes from home (at the bottom of a steep hill) when I had to slam my brakes on hard to miss a car that had jumped a junction. My weight came down on the nose of the saddle and the saddle slipped on the seatpost. I pulled over and went to adjust the saddle and found I had left my allen keys in the seat pack on my MTB. Cursing my stupidity I had to cycle back home to get them and fix my seat.

After wasting that time I headed back out on a shorter route. Half way out I got a puncture (my first on my road bike). Luckily I had checked my seat pack and put my tyre levers in when I picked up my allen keys. Otherwise I would have been faced with a long walk home...

The moral of the story; always remember to check you have tools with you.

Me: Matt Carey

I run Lift Creative Communication Design with my wife Clare and have two fantastic children....

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