After climbing the hill to Hidden Hills, I waited for Angela and Shelly to catch up. We were joined by an older guy who talked about hypnosis, reincarnation and religion. It was a bit of a strange conversation considering we barely knew him. Shelly promptly proceeded to set him up with her mom and (if all works out) they are going on a date soon.
As soon as we started the ride down, I noticed that my rear tire had flatted. Mind you, this was my first ride after installing a brand new tire and tube. Frustrating! As I changed the tire, I found the culprit; a small piece of sharp metal inside the tire. After fixing the tire, I noticed that the valve stem was a bit short. When I affixed the cartridge adapter, the entire canister leaked and the tire remained flat. Fortunately, one of the passing bicyclist had a hand-pump that did the trick. The ride back was uneventful; we ended up at OverEasy for breakfast.
It wasn’t quite the 60 miles that I wanted to do, but it was something!