Be prepared for flat tires

The inevitable blowout

-For a sidewall blowout or a large puncture use a piece of a dollar bill or a gel wrapper to boot the tire. A bit of the gel will keep it in place when you seat the tube.

-Carry spare tubes in a sandwich baggy with some flour in it. This allows the tube to easily seat itself in the tire so you avoid a pinch flat when you inflate the tube.

-Can’t get a grip on the valve extension for you deep rim wheels? Use the silicon leg gripper on your bibs or shorts to get a good grip. Better yet have a valve extension on your spare tube.

-A broken buckle on your shoe can be remedied by using an old toe strap wrapped right around the shoe. It works well at least till you can get a new one ordered and delivered.

Next - how to make indoor training on your bike a regular and productive part of your cycling / triathlon training program.