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It is kinda, but not quite, like rain on your wedding day. I got a flat on my way to work on bike to work day. I was riding with this guy named Kieth who works for Sandisk, who I met on the ride.
One of my favorite things about cycling is meeting and riding with strangers. I noticed I was working harder, I looked down and saw my emerging flat.
So, I said, "have a good ride!" to Kieth. And, I stopped. Cyclists kept riding by. I am totally capable of changing a flat. In fact, I often have fixed flats for others stuck on the side of the road. However, I was curious how many folks would offer to help. None did until I was almost done. Then, a guy stopped and offered aid.
My faith in my fellow cyclists was somewhat restored.