Wow I just wrote a heap of stuff here and some how I must have pressed a wrong button and it has all just disappeared.. How did that happen? Anyway I had written that I finally got my open license yesterday and went for my first solo ride today on my KLR650 and got a flat tyre way up on a mountain. (Mt Mee QLD) I ended up calling a mate to come get me with a trailer but while I was sitting there enjoying the view it got me thinking. 1)What would you have done ? 2) Does everyone carry tyre repair gear all the time and do their own repairs - even on local rides ? 3) Is there some mobile mob to call that comes and fixes your tyre ? 4) Would you use a tow truck or similar ? 5) Or does everyone rely on their mates to come get them ? I do have patches, CO2 cans and spare tubes at home which I would take on longer or more remote rides but I had taken nothing with me as I was not planning on being far from home and really wasn't expecting to get a flat.