With only one extra tube, I was stuck. But right then someone cycled by and asked if I needed help. I said I could use a tube and he obliged, giving me a patched spare he was carrying. I thanked him and he went on his way. Next I discovered that my pump didn't work. I haven't needed it in years because I carry Co2. Just then, a couple from Cal Poly rode by and they offered me their pump. I filled this tube and gave them their pump back. But it immediately leaked out (bad patch job, I presume).
Figuring I was stuck for sure now, I called mom to come pick me up. She didn't answer so I started to text her. Before I could finish, a pick-up pulled over and John, a fire fighter from Santa Maria, asked me if I needed a lift. I asked if he'd take me a few miles back to Los Osos to the bike shop there. He said he was happy to and we put my bike in the back of his pick-up and off we went,
I replaced both tires with much better tires, fit for an 1,800-mile ride. I also learned a couple lessons for BikeTheCoast13. Carry 3 tubes, 3 Co2 cartridges, and a pump that works. Better I learn these lessons here than in the middle of nowhere.
Finished up my 70-miler. Last 15 were against a pretty stiff wind. Longest ride of the year but nothing I couldn't handle. Met some great people today. Exactly what I hope to find when I start my journey in August!