Then the mechanic demonstrates using an emery board to rough up the spot around the hole, apply some glue, and then stick the patch to it. I've patched up a few inflatable items in my life, you know. Including an air mattress that, as we were packing for the camping trip, Trash insisted be stowed in a bag that also contained our roasting skewers, our cooking knives, and our entire arsenal of Japanese throwing stars. The first night we tried to blow it up in our tent, I gave up after patching 138 holes. That's ancient history, though. Other Rachel remarks to the mechanic, "Guys always think they know what they're doing without having to watch." Dave tells her to stop, because that's also how guys talk to their wives. Oh, wait, no, that's just Dave. Bopper and Mark, however, are off to a great start. "I had to make a bike when I was growing up," Mark tells us. 'We didn't have no new bikes." What did he use, Legos? Other Rachel and Dave soon find the leak they have to fix. "You're a good teacher," Dave tells the mechanic, whose only answer is an unsmiling wink at the camera.
Art and JJ run to a little house made of red adobe bricks and load up the waiting containers onto the cart. "This is simple," JJ jinxes as they get on their way, but when they see the line at the well, Art says, "Holy cow." JJ holds their place in line while Art scouts ahead. He says it's about 30-35 seconds per bucket, and he counts at least sixty buckets in the line. "So I'm looking at about thirty to forty minutes before we get to the front of the line." Assuming the filling process remains efficient. "It kind of gave us an appreciation for what these people do just for water." I'm sure that's what was foremost in their minds. JJ says they're already in line, and it would take them 20-30 minutes to find the bike shop, so they're sticking. Besides, you never know -- somebody in town might like to have some water.