It's just not my day today. Not only did my new super efficient, save-the-world, lightbulb of the future die after a grand total of 5 hours of use, but so did my bicycle tire.
I was riding along, minding my own business, when all of a sudden I hear a sharp crack. The sound ambushes me like a sniper I didn't see (which doesn't normally happen). I literally jump off the bike. I find it hard to believe that my bike could have made such an deafening noise so I look around, thinking someone may have fired a gun or set off some firecrackers or something. All I see is my neighbor looking up from his yard work, staring at me. I examine my bike closer, and sure enough, see that the rear tire is completely deflated (like my dream of biking to work).
Looks like I'm going to miss Bike to Work Day again, but I guess there's always next year.