|Tool and frame pump I'm borrowing from Jon. The cap is just the one for the new tube I've installed, it's not a borrowed tool, too.|
|Would Jon's pump fit the bracket for a different brand of pump I had before? Yes, it would.|
Heard from Jon and Nalena today. I missed the Skype session because I was getting in a few RAGBRAI miles, but them's the breaks. They are safe in Paraguay and starting their Peace Corps training.
Anyway, I’m borrowing some of Jon’s stuff (with his permission). He had a frame pump, which I tested on my flat front tire. After swapping out the tube, I pumped up the tire with the frame pump. Well, it worked much better than my old plastic frame pump, so it’s earned a spot on RAGBRAI and RAGBRAI training rides—but it isn’t as good as a foot pump, so I topped off the tire before the ride.
Jon also has a bike tool kit, a sort of all in one Swiss Army knife of bike stuff. Again, I’ll take it along, although I’ll have to be careful. It’s small and semi-cool, so I’ll have to ensure I bring it back from RAGBRAI.
Still did not break 100 miles this week, although I did get in around 15 miles today. I will take a longer bike ride tomorrow and break the century mark this week, I promise.
And yes, I’ll try to get the junk bike running so if I pop another spoke, I won’t be reduced to riding Audrey’s bike.