At the aid station, they had a patch kit and the David was nice enough to run into his office, Arvada Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, to grab a crescent wrench in case I needed to take the wheel off. I found the leak, patched it and went to the Diamond Shamrock and paid $1 for air to get her going again. Walking the bike back, I noticed the tire bead did not seat and removed the air and somebody else held the bead while we pumped it up again. While I worked, the girls had breakfast at the aid station.
Again underway, we crossed 88th Parkway at Field street and were just past Kings Mill Park when I hear the psss psss psss of another leak. We through a hasty patch on the tire and limped along for another mile before she was essentially riding on the wheel. At this point we walked the last half mile to Tech/Maker camp. They had a bicycle pump there, but on inflating the tire, I felt the dimple of inner tube poking up and new I had to make some choices for the ride home.
I got underway and finished the last 6 miles to work unscathed, although I missed my breakfast station at East Interlocken Park. I called over to the Westminster Bicycle Village and they are holding a tire and tube for me at the desk. The plan is now to ride to Bicycle Village, pick up supplies, ride to Tech/Maker camp, fix the tube/tire and bike home.
Plan worked quite well. Bicycle Village had the tire waiting for me. It was on sale for $9.99 and I grabbed a tube for $7.99. I was able to borrow tools from the camp hosts. Next time we are on riding beyond the friendly confines of the neighborhood, I want to pack an expanded tool kit including Band-aids, Neosporin, Adjustable wrench, phillips/flathead screwdriving, and schrader air/pump.
On Larkbunting, riding home with new tire