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We were 80 miles into 150 mile our trip. Leaving from Harrisonburg, Va earlier that morning, we started climbing over into West Virginia. We had anticipated this climb all morning. I didn’t know specifically how this trip was going to challenge me; all I knew was that it was going to be hard. Luckily for me, my boyfriend Matt is a crazy cyclist like me and agreed to take the trip with me. As any cyclist knows, you have to keep pushing the pedal on stroke at a time. The lactic acid builds in your legs, your breathing becomes heavier and the precipitation on your face builds. There is a certain draw to this biological pain that keeps us cyclists coming back for more. We continued our climb into the mountains. Hard long pedal strokes dominated much of our ride. We finally reached the peak of the mountain; my legs could finally spin freely. As I started to breathe a sigh of relief, I heard Matt behind me, “Oh no, no, no.” We managed to pull over to the side of the road and Matt inspected his bike. Much to our surprise, his front derailleur cable snapped. Sometimes our adventures don’t go as planned. Small mechanic features can derail an adventure that could have easy been avoided. Hero Kit allows for the adventure to continue. The package can fit easily in a riding backpack. It seems to be too heavy to fit in a jersey pocket. The airtight packaging keeps rain and moisture out. Hero Kits are packed with supplies that every rider should pack, but often forget. Each kit comes equip with a manual on how to complete each fix and the predicted level of intensity for each fix. This pack is ideal for beginners who want to ride and have the comfort of a mechanic along for the ride. I would highly recommend using Hero Kit to carry along on any adventure or any route. Great gift for beginners or for any young cyclist learning to fix his or her bike.