I had another bike “milestone” – a puncture. Or a flat, as it’s known here. A milestone that you never wish to have.
I was unloading my bike to take it to the basement for a trainer ride and noticed it. Luckily, it wasn’t on the way to a ride outside.
However, I made a mistake. Instead of lollygagging watching TV while changing the flat, I should’ve been all brisk and business and timed myself to see how I stood in the event of a flat during a ride.
It turned out to be the joint of the valve and tube was torn – probably by repeated un-gentle tugs I give to take off the bike pump, after I fill air up before every ride (I always pump my tires before every ride). Lesson learnt – be gentle with the “Pink Panther” and she’ll treat you well!