The second, "first" was a flat. I crossed the Fairhaven bridge, carried the bike down the stares and soon after heard a faint click, click, click. I stopped immediately and checked the front tire where I though the noise originated. Halfway sprinting across the highway Rt18, the back tire went flat. A quick check found a minute piece of glass embedded in the tire. If I had only checked the back tire, I could have prevented the glass from going deep enough. I did manage to change it after getting a ride home. My only fear is that I put the wheel back on properly so it doesn't fall off while riding, and that I changed my first tire without pinching the tube. Tomorrows ride will tell. I do have a junk bike for learning maintainance but haven't gotten around to trying anything yet.
The flat gives me another opportunity to visit Travis bike in Taunton to get a couple of tubes. The owner is great to talk bikes with,especially clyclocross bikes.
Back to the Sunday ride. I did get a couple of good pictures in Colt State park. One for a friend who just finished a ride across the US. Yup, coast to coast on a bike in just under 3 months. One picture for son Todd, and one just because it was a nice shot.
Humphry the turtle
Can't shake the feeling of missing Todd at his old employer
Crazy shaped bridge in Colt State Park, Bristol R.I.