So on Saturday i was crusin up north road to Snakegal's house for her going away party. Then suddenly I notice the handling on the bikes a bit weird... Well i'd had a big night on Friday, its probably just me so I keep going... go another block or less and something is definitely up, so I pull over. jump off the bike, look down at the back tire and Farrrrrrkkkk... its flat as a coke thats been sitting out all night. Self tapping screw deeply embedded. what the fcuk am im going to do!?!? I dont know anyone with a ute/van/trailer and anyone who could give me a lift home is probably drunk watching the grand final. I shake my head and look up... TA DA! theres bikes out the front of the shop ive pulled over at... its a motorcycle accessories store!! Huge thanks to the team at Starider. I didnt quite catch the ladies name but it began with B (sorry!!), she called around a few bike stores to see who was still open for a puncture repair kit and Ron gave me a lift to bikes n bits. They gave us a demo & we we're off. Get back to Starider and they've been trying to call Ron (who left his phone behind in the rush to get to the bike shop before it shut) turns out the tire is tubed, which obviously none of us thought to check before we left Ron & the other guy load my bike up onto the trailer that B kindly lent me, and Ron drove my poor injured baby & I home. I eventually got to my friends place around 6 or 7 & drowned my sorrows. Huuuggggeee thanks to Allan (endurotour) who helped me pull the wheel off then put it back on & cheers to my flat mate for taking it to Brighton Kawa for a new tube, and massive thanks to the team at Starider in Ormond for their generous help - without them I have no idea what I would have done on Saturday! Big thanks to the entire motorcycling community for fostering this kind of atmosphere. Its good to know that bikers are always happy to help each other. I am so pleased to be back on the road again!