OK, here we are in the middle of Perth suburbia, cycling smoothly along bitumen roads, & the (rather excellent) bike develops a problem.
If I hadn’t physically seen it, I’d be struggling to believe it, since it hadn’t happened to me in about 30 years (& then in a remote mining town): I put a thorn through the tyre (& evidently the tube as well).
By “thorn” I’m talking about a 3-corner jack AKA cat-head AKA double-gee. The tube wasn’t thorn-proof, & thinking back over those 30 years (many of them spent cycling in Perth) I can fully understand why.
Sigh. I really need more stuff to fix — not. Let’s see if I can get hold of a thorn-proof tube.