Today’s quick tip comes to us from Kerry Irons, whose informative comments you’ve probably noticed on many RBR newsletter articles. It’s a follow-on to another recent tip. Here’s what Kerry wrote:
As a follow up to Quick Tip Keep Your Repair Kit Up to Date, I have gotten into the habit of stuffing my punctured inner tube into my jersey pocket rather than putting it back into the seat bag.
From too much experience, I know I can forget, just as Russ Wood did, and neglect to patch that tube.
It’s ungainly and not sleek to carry a used tube stuffed into your jersey pocket, but with my punctured tube in my pocket (instead of “hidden away” in my seat bag) I’m 100% guaranteed to patch the punctured tube when I get home.
THEN – and only then – does it go back into the seat bag.