I did 2 rides this weekend. the first one was a Dustboy and fellow pirates ride, met the famous or is it infamous Barlos and Kanga, it was undulating and just under 30 miles, dragged Mr Steady along and it did not break him but he was worn out. Nice chips afterwards just before the rain. Then this morning was a soggy affair with the cycle club, 2 bailed out on route to go home to save having to cycle back out from the start as they were almost going past their homes, don't blame them at all. I ended up completing 37 miles and hosed down the bike and self when I got home as covered in dirt. My hands were all wrinkly like you get from being in the bath too long it was so wet.
I carry a repair kit, 2 inner tubes, tyre levers, multi tool and pair of latex gloves to stop me getting filthy hands and a mini pump. Only had to use it once and then an old bloke stopped and helped get the tyre back on for me. Like you Buttercup I have a husband who is Mr practical and mechanical.
Failed to get out on the bike tonight, will see if I can redeem myself with a ride tomorrow. Sunday is unity ride with the club which is always a social thing.