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    This is why you help your fellow stranded cyclists on the road.....

    ....because he/she may turn out to be Dave Matthews going for a bike ride before his concert.

    Stranded Dave Matthews hitches ride with fan - CNN.com
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    Who is Dave Matthews?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
    Who is Dave Matthews?
    He use to be a real famous musician. Who obviously is now too poor to afford a bike repair kit, cell phone, car, and tour bus to drive him to his shows.

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    People who ride without the capability to fix a flat, need to be taught a lesson.
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    Obviously a Fred.
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    so many haters.... OTOH he treated her real nice for her kindness, all ends well.
    He also has a nice bike...

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    Cool story but I do agree he needs to learn how to change a flat.

    Also agree it is a pretty nice looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
    Who is Dave Matthews?
    This article could help explain who he is:

    Dave Matthews Not That Into Himself Anymore | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

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    That's not the reason you help out a fellow cyclist in distress; you do that because it's the right thing to do.

    But that's a cool story. And all you with the curmudgeonly responses: go for a ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    That's not the reason you help out a fellow cyclist in distress; you do that because it's the right thing to do.

    But that's a cool story. And all you with the curmudgeonly responses: go for a ride.
    Nailed it. +1

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    you guys don't keep a tool box and floor pump in the car? In case you need to help a fellow cyclist?

    I pumped up quite a few tires myself... telling the people to save their CO2 cartridges
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    Quote Originally Posted by tednugent View Post
    you guys don't keep a tool box and floor pump in the car? In case you need to help a fellow cyclist?

    I pumped up quite a few tires myself... telling the people to save their CO2 cartridges
    That's awesome tednugent. I have offered rides before... but haven't been able to assist with air/parts. Might just throw a little kit in the truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    That's awesome tednugent. I have offered rides before... but haven't been able to assist with air/parts. Might just throw a little kit in the truck.
    That's not the only reason though... when I go MTB... and drive to the trailhead... I like having my tools and basic spares in my car to prep the bike for the ride. Ditto for road bike events.

    Sometimes you forget things and luckily other cyclists can be prepared to help you out at the lot.
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    I've never stopped while driving (no tools/spares in my car as I rarely drive to a ride), but it is not a bad idea.

    I have stopped many times while riding to offer assistance. Most times I have been sent on my way with a "thanks, but I've got it." Had one with a flat and he didn't know how to change it. Helped with the change and as I was only heading to town, I gave him my spare tube. Hopefully karma works and the favor can be returned someday if I forget something.

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    It would be funny if I picked the guy up... for one, I wouldn't have a clue who he was unless he told me. Knowing who he was, I wouldn't know the first thing about him, besides a few songs that I never really cared for. Odds are I would have just wanted to talk about bikes (probably wouldn't be a long conversation).

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    Depends. Was he wearing an aero road helmet?!

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    I had read this thread this morning and then went out for a ride, coincidentally I came across a stranded rider. He was a triathlete from Russia who was visiting and spoke a little english. He just bought the bike he was on, a rather spectacular Argon 18 tri bike. Seems he got excited on his first test ride with the bike, new skin suit, new shoes, etc., went further than planned and got a flat with no tools/spares, he was walking the what would have been 10 miles to get back to his hotel.
    I fixed it for him using one of my spare tubes. Don't know if he was famous though.




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    Lotta lame assumptive web blathering here. I gave a fellow a tube at the base of the climb last month. He was walking his bike, and he had a flat. Said he was on his way to Auburn, so he had 6 more miles, minimum, and another 1,000 feet climb. I asked him about a tube or patches and he said he had used them. So I gave him my spare tube. I was also a Cub Scout.

    That's not the reason you help out a fellow cyclist in distress; you do that because it's the right thing to do.

    But that's a cool story. And all you with the curmudgeonly responses: go for a ride.
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    Great story, love it. I've darted out for a ride before and forgot the tube, etc. Sh!t happens, glad it was all smiles in the end.
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    I was riding with a friend when he got a flat, with no tools or anything. I carry a spare tube (no patches that day) and installed it for him. I'm pretty sure my good karma for that was immediately used up because as I was pumping it up, it sprung a serious leak near the valve stem (brand new michelin, doh). So he was still walking home... I rode. But now I carry the patch kit as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoPho View Post
    I had read this thread this morning and then went out for a ride, coincidentally I came across a stranded rider. He was a triathlete from Russia who was visiting and spoke a little english. He just bought the bike he was on, a rather spectacular Argon 18 tri bike. Seems he got excited on his first test ride with the bike, new skin suit, new shoes, etc., went further than planned and got a flat with no tools/spares, he was walking the what would have been 10 miles to get back to his hotel.
    I fixed it for him using one of my spare tubes. Don't know if he was famous though.




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