helen-louise - Claustrophobia
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Claustrophobia
Sooo... I'm currently sitting in the hotel room with a wheelchair with a flat tyre. For me personally, this is among the most frustrating things I can think of that could happen while travelling. Any kind of wheelchair breakage renders me basically stuck in the hotel. I suppose I could limp down to Reception and get a taxi somewhere, but that's money I don't have and a serious amount of limping. Normally, I'm just using the wheelchair because I get exhausted when walking long distances. Today, my left knee has decided to act up and it's a struggle just to get from the bed to the bathroom. Argh!

But this hotel is amazing. One of the things about staying in a fancy hotel is that they bend over backwards to help. Reception sent up a Maintenance guy who listened to Richard and came back with the tools he needed to get the wheel apart. Except we still don't have a bicycle pump.

Sigh.

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kshandra From: kshandra Date: 8th February 2014 02:32 (UTC) (Link)
I have a phenomenal sense of deja vu, and you have my profound empathy. (The last night of the 2009 Worldcon - in Montreal - I managed to back into a sharp-enough corner on my scooter that it popped the tire. Our hotel inflated it while gridlore and I had dinner, but it was flat again by the time we were done - meaning we were stuck in the room on the one night we had hoped to finally hit the party hotel together.)
artremis From: artremis Date: 8th February 2014 09:43 (UTC) (Link)
Bah!

Glad the hotel are being helpful.

Is obviously different but when the Smalls were smaller #1's buggy had inflatable tires and got a puncture the evening before we we're due to go home from PolyFamily Holiday - just after any vaguely local bike shops would have closed. conflux improvised a patch using my pencil-case made from recycled car tires!
barakta From: barakta Date: 8th February 2014 10:04 (UTC) (Link)
Search for local cycling groups in Montreal and ask on twitter if anyone has a pump in the area?
nitoda From: nitoda Date: 8th February 2014 20:50 (UTC) (Link)
Hope it's sorted now! Was wondering whether you were back yet. Probably not, as you posted this yesterday. Good luck with travel when you do come back. May still be a tube strike next week between Tues evening and Friday morning ...
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