Q: What’s the Boy Scout Motto?
On the way to the bank, my front brake cable broke. So I finished my banking and headed for the nearest bike shop.
When I was almost there, budda-budda-budda —the broken cable came loose and dropped the cross-cable onto the front tire, making me carry the bike the rest of the way.
Closed Monday!?!?! Start carrying the bike the 1.3 kilometers to the next bike shop. After a few blocks, I realized I could tie the cable around the handlebars and make the front wheel rollable again.
Closed Monday!?!?! Sigh — Have to go after work to the bike shop across town.
A: Be Prepared!
So, in addition to an extra tube, I need to carry extra brake cables. Not eager to tackle the Alps without brakes!