Originally Posted by ROD CURRIE
If you're going any further than an afternoon's ride ... Buy a pump laddie! There's a couple of aftermarket ones now but I wouldn't like to say which is better. Someone will chime in I'm sure. You'll need it at some point-if you happen not to need it you'll Ebay it to another Katoomer double quick for sure.
Despite all the grief, it is as you'll see in the coming weeks a brilliant bike and if I'd just had a spare pump with me the trip would have been totally painless-but maybe not as rewarding ultimately?
That last bit I whole heartedly agree with. These rides are adventure rides after all. Not fluffy security trips down the beach to Barbados. When the shit hits the fan, yes it pisses you off and it can make for really tense moments. But that's when you meet the greatest people, see just what you are made of and make some of the BEST memories.
Shit happens and, personaly, thank god it does!