I was out for a ride today and my chain came off at the bottom of a hill, so I put it back on and when I started off up the hill I noticed a strange noise. I stopped, tested a few things and went slowly up the hill, listening for the sound.
I'd noticed a car coming down the hill behind me as I had got back on my bike and could now hear him. Strangely, he wasn't going very fast and was coming up the hill almost as slowly as I was. He pulled alongside me and my immediate thought was, here we go, some idiot about to complain about me holding them up, even though they could very easily get round me.
He lowered the passenger window and, surprisingly, asked if I was all right?
"Yeah, just a strange noise."
"Have you got enough water?" It was pretty hot yesterday.
"Yes, plenty, thank you!"
He waved and drove off.
If, by any chance you are reading this, thank you so much for doing what you did. It's good to know that not everyone I might come across on a ride is an idiot. It was somewhere near Castle Eaton in Wiltshire.