Mon Pneu est Plat
This is one of the few expressions I have managed to retain from some 13-odd years of French class. It means “my tire is flat”. It’s amazing how quickly you loose any aptitude for a learned language, and how quickly it can return with a little practice, or if you happen to be piss drunk. In fact, after a couple of glasses of Bordeaux I am practically Edith Piaf, but with a boozy American accent.
|Complete and epic tire failure!|
|“We have a situation boys. The Eagle has landed. Repeat.. The Eagle has landed.”|
Unfortunately this meant Chris could not continue on the ride, in spite of Scott’s attempt to negotiate a temporary bike trade with the cute young jogger who mentioned that not only did she live close by, but that there were road bikes there.
|Tabernac! Mon pneu est plat!|
|Riding off into the sunset.|