Take a cab? What to do when you break down and can’t fix it yourself. Call a family member–they are all at work? A friend? At work. Maybe loading my phone with cab compnay number isn’t a bad idea. Might not be useful out on Reuben Gifford road, but really, lots of my riding is within 10 miles of home and a cab.–Corrie
But the option of taking a taxi rarely is in the mental toolkit of many people who live in smaller cities, or suburbs. For a newcomer to bike commuting, one source of anxiety is the prospect of being inadequate for a roadside repair — you know, with a real toolkit (or a multi-tool, as the case may be).