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September 24, 2007

Do More Runners Carry Bike Pumps than Cyclists?

.... and WHY?

Over at the Blog called Apertome - Ear to the Breeze, the writer shared a wonderful story about a trail ride taken on a Mountain Bike in an area that also had some paved sections, too.

I don't usually write about Off Road riding, but when this was brought to my attention I thought it was appropriate, considering my recent "Getting Religion" with regards to carrying a Repair kit. ;-D

Read the whole piece, but look out for what happens when a Flat occurs. ;-D

After reading the story A Midnight Rider left a comment:

A runner with a pump? Was is a schrader or presta valve? I’m trying to think of a reason for a runner to be carrying a bike pump. (humm jepardy song now). ………. ok stop. What is ????????

Good questions if ya ask me! ;-D

Apertome replied:

I don’t know what kind of pump it was. I figure they must’ve also been cyclists, because they had Camelbaks and the one guy had a pump. Maybe they just don’t clear the unnecessary crap out of their packs before running. Why anyone would run with all that extra weight is beyond me, but there stood two runners, more prepared for a flat tire than many cyclists.

Maybe they WERE just joggers, and double as Good Samaritans of the Trail, being prepared to help Cyclists who are not. ;-D

Hee, hee. ;-D

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Thanks for the link! I'm glad you enjoyed that anecdote; it sure amused me! I'm glad you started carrying a repair kit -- I never leave home without one. Then again, I tend to ride in remote areas, and there aren't a lot of buses around here anyway.

Nice blog you've got here, too!

Posted by: Apertome | Sep 25, 2007 2:27:44 PM

Thanks for stopping by, and I'm glad ya like the place!

Yesterday I had the finally had the opportunity to use my kit on the road, and will be writing about it (I even have a picture!) soon. ;-D

Posted by: Kiril, The Cycling Dude | Dec 5, 2007 1:55:02 PM

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