After this morning’s failed attempt at an early morning bike ride, I took my bike to one of the local shops to get the tube replaced. And while I was there I went ahead and invested in a patch and repair kit, small pump, tire levers, spare tube, and a tiny bag to cram all that stuff in. Next time I get a flat, I’ll fix that shit and keep on going.
So after work this evening I was finally able to finish the ride I started this morning. 14 more miles, for a total of 17.