The good samaritan

On my ride home from work this evening I noticed an old guy riding a bike, pulling over just ahead of me. I asked if he was OK and he replied that his chain had broken.

Luckily enough I had a multi tool with me that has a chain tool. After a lot of fiddling I managed to get the chain joined back together and the old boy was on his way. He offered me some money for helping him out but I declined as it's not like it cost me anything.

I believe in 'what goes around, comes around'. Anyone else got any similar stories?


  1. I've stopped for a few people, though none so far have needed assistance.

    A couple of amiable chaps stopped for me a couple of weeks back when i had a puncture, remembered to take everything with me except a damn pump!

  2. I've stopped to assist with punctures on one or two occasions, also loaned the multi-tool to help a fellow tighten a loose seat clamp.

    The best was when I gave a grandmother a bandaid for her granddaughter's skinned knee. The little girl was 4 maybe 5. The right age where a bandaid can make it feel SOOOO much better.

  3. Yep, recounted here...

  4. I stopped to assist a bloke who had a puncture and when I stopped all he did was complain to me how my light had dazzled him as I had approached so I left him with it.

  5. Thanks for your stories guys. I remember reading yours at the time Clive. I forgot I had some latex gloves so my hands were pretty black and greasy at the end of the fix. I put the latex gloves over my greasy hands and put my gloves over the top. I then washed my hands when I got home.

    I've had a couple of offers of lifts from motorists in the past when I have had punctures. Not taken them up on it though.


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