Bugga! Feck! Bugga! 2 visits from the p*ncture fairy this morning and a broken spoke as well all thanks to South Lanarkshire Council and their road non-maintenance Set out about 8am for a planned 55 miler. Gone about 5 miles when a hit a pothole, Bang!! Tyre straight down. Stopped and put in a new tube and pumped up the tyre as hard as I could with the cr@ppy minipump I have (must get a better one) and continued on my way. 3 miles up the road I hit another hole!! This time not only is the tyre flat but I've broken a spoke as well!! Had to phone 'her indoors' to come and get me in the car and she wasn't happy as she'd still been in bed. In hindsight I could have probably avoided the first pothole but the second one was in a shaded dip in the road and I was doing about 25mph at the time. Rant over PS - can anyone recommend a decent minipump?