Just another story of how Coach Mike is totally awesome. About 77 miles into the ride, I realize my rear tire has just gone flat. I was prepared and quickly pulled out my spare tube, tire wrenches and air cylinder (I carried 2 air cartridges and Scott carried a hand pump). Unfortunately, try as I might, I was having alot of trouble getting the tire off the rim. Mike appears within minutes and quickly has the tube changed - a pinch flat. True to my history, I end up with a second flat as the tube is pinched during reinstallation. Mike again changes my tube and the foot pump from the SAG wagon helps this time. Once again we are off and riding. Without the support of Mike, I may have still been there trying to change that tire when the ride was supposed to end at 5:30. My lesson: practice changing you own tire (especially after you get a new one) and bring along an awesome Coach to help you out.
Smiles possible because of the Coach!