The opinions expressed below are from a frustrated UK shop owner with an attitude and in no way reflect North Road Bicycle Imports's attitude. Should we arrive early for critical work and find someone tapping their foot, we will continue past the shop and proceed to go for coffee, adding about fifteen miles to our morning constitutional — as many physicians of high standing caution that hurrying is not to be encouraged in our line of work.
Besides, a proper cyclist should be equipped, practiced and prepared to fix a puncture — otherwise it only encourages one to develop these problems. My father always felt that walking long distances while pushing a bicycle was a great teacher for anyone who forgot the Scout Motto: "Be Prepared."
Originally published on the web site of the North Road Bicycling Club
Yours in Cycling,
North Road Bicycle Imports
P.O. Box 840
166 Courthouse Square
Yanceyville, NC 27379
toll free: 800-321-5511