I assumed you mean "needing" rather than "accepting". A couple of times I've thrown the towel in because the weather's miserable, it's the umpteenth puncture and I ran out of farks to give so I accepted the lift from someone with a bike rack or big car."Rescued" means needing assistance to get home/other destination, be it cab, lift, train, RAC, army lorry, whatever.
Not my bike, but a ride companion did once ride to buy a tyre from a nearby bike shop after someone's tyre failed about 25 miles away from home. I was pretty impressed that a small village had a bike shop open on a Sunday.It doesn't include having your bike fixed by a companion or passer by.
There's a theme running through this thread. Cyclists with serious injuries, health issues get themselves home first and then call for medical assistance.None so far. Walked 10 miles after a snapped chain. (Now carry tool and quick link). Cycled home after smashing my collar bone into 3 bits with the sharp end almost through the skin.
Not really the case for me. It's just that it'll often be a long wait for rescue, so probably quicker to fix the bike and ride home. It'll need fixing at some point anyway and even just tying up broken cables and riding on slowly is a start towards a proper fix.Other people regard it as a badge of honour that every single inch of a planned ride must be completed by bike, come what may.
Yep. We used to have plenty of railway lines. Now there are just two near me and one of them only carries sand and royalty. A couple of bits of the others are cycleways but most are lost to us for now.I'm fortunate in that where I ride there are plenty of railway lines
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