02/28/21 Decided to take advantage of the demo bike I had and see if my legs would have enough to do Harding-Jopiln. Haven't done a ride like that in a long time. The wind was crazy out there today but legs felt good. Unfortunately not far from reaching 4 Corners I realized I had a leak in the rear tire. Tires were setup tubeless and there was no sealant in the tire. Even worse I realized I did not have a tube. I had everything else in my backpack. I had not seen any other riders and knew I was facing a long walk down. Luckily OC Fire Authority was out there. We tried to fix the flat but couldn't find the hole. They ended up giving me the "ride of shame" all the way back down to my car. Really nice guys and saved the day for me.