September 13, 2019 Fri (Day 52) The night was very cold and so was the morning. I heated up some oatmeal to warm up and when I got out, the tent was covered in a thin sheet of ice from the rain overnight. Mornings like that really want to make me stay inside longer, especially due to the fact that my clothes are partially wet. I ride through many more wide open desolate areas and at around 2pm, the rear starts feeling weird, a little bit squiggly. I pull over and it turns out to be a flat. The tube seems to be in a bad shape, but there is only 1 puncture and I resort to patching it as I don't have a fresh one on-hand. The whole process takes about 2.5 hours and I'm ready to hit the road again. After about 20 miles, the rear feels flimsy again... Sure is another flat. It's pretty late already and it looks like it's going to rain soon. I take off the rear and start working on it. Soon a local drives by and stops. He was just driving back home from work, the six-pack couldn't wait . I'm not a big drinker, but it has been a rough day, sure why not. We chat a bit to the fine Canadian beverage. After a while he gets going and says he'll be passing by in the morning just in case I need some help fixing the flat. At this stage I already had my tent set up, it is pitch dark, cold and raining so I'm not going to bother with the flat. I'll work on it first thing tomorrow morning.