I had just patched a slow-leak on my rear wheel last week. A couple of days ago I was biking back from the library. On the overcrossing a block from my house, shards of green glass reposed on the shoulder, no doubt a Heineken drained by some $$#^$!! who blithely tossed the bottle out the car window… By the time I was at the bottom of the overcrossing, a very loud hiss was emitting from my front wheel like a continuous fart. Once home, I easily picked out the fingernail-sized green glass crumb from my wheel. For once, I wouldn’t have to test the inner tube in water to locate the leak.
I was very pissed that I had to deal with two leaks in one week. How can people be such boorish slobs and just toss bottles out of a car window? (There was no sidewalks.) I hope they land in the eleventh court of Hell, where they may be doomed to walk on shards of broken glass . . . on their hands and knees.
By the way, Bike to Work Day (in the Bay Area) is May 20 (Thursday).
By the way, I’m actually very proud of the fact that I can patch my own bike wheel flats. And I can drive stick shift. (Considering I’m generally mechanically inept.)