The day started off beautifully. I had been planning to ride down to a Buddhist temple a friend of mine told me about. I rode down without issue, my GPS and new I-track application for my phone where syncing up. The sun was shining and all was right with the world.
A girl I work with asked me to stop by her house since I live close by and check on her home since she was on vacation. Sure!
I felt something give...a POP! Then a wiggle. Luckily I was at a low speed and on a road that was pretty empty. I pulled over and found my back tire had gone flat.
Funny thing is that when I was down at the Temple I considered having a monk bless my bike. After all I thought, she is Korean and most likely Buddhist. I decided not to, I was not sure how they would feel about that and was not sure if it was part of the tradition to bless an object. It seems that I should have listened to her and had it done.
Lesson learned: Always listen to your woman.