Town Square

Post a New Topic

Thanks to a Good Samaritan biker

Original post made by Eileen O'Rourke, Menlo Park: Sharon Heights, on Aug 28, 2012

Thanks you to Eric, of Menlo Park, for stopping and helping me,a new bicyclist on Portola Valley Road Tuesday night 8/28 - with a flat tire. Eric recognized I was struggling to fix it as it was getting dark and cared enough to stop his own ride, and come to my assistance. Thanks so much for caring to stop, introducing yourself, and for your great attitude to help me and teach me how. I will deifnitely pass it along... Turns out we both reside in Menlo Park, so lets hear it for the helpful/friendly community!

Comments (3)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Angela Hey
a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Aug 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Portola Valley Hardware sells inner tubes and a few bike parts like brake cables.

Also now's the time of year to watch out for star thistles which can puncture tires. So after a ride check your tires for glass and other sharp materials.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Robert Cronin
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Aug 29, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Star thistle spines are too weak to cause punctures, but goathead thorns can and do.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Also from Menlo Park
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Aug 29, 2012 at 6:13 pm

By and large, in my experience bikers tend to be a caring bunch. Whenever I've found myself in a similar situation there have always been people who've offered to lend a hand or a spare innertube to get me back up and rolling. I usually carry tools and spares with me so that I can help myself or others in a similar situation so I've not had to rely on help but it's nice to hear someone publicly express gratitude for such assistance. Just pay if forward when you get a chance (and, if you keep riding, you will get a chance).


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 3,394 views

Marriage Underachievers
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,673 views

Best High Dives to Watch the Game
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,280 views

Measure M-- I am not drinking Greenheartís expensive potion
By Martin Lamarque | 35 comments | 1,024 views