1. Stop2. Stand and look in disbelief for 5 mins3. Get your spare tube/tub out4. Stare at them for a few mins5. Look helplessly around for a while6. If its a rear puncture, nearly rip your rear mech off trying to get your wheel off as you've never attempted it before7. Spend at least 10 mins trying to get your tire off (you're covered in chain oil by now)8. Get the tire off, get the tube out, actually get the new tube in and tire back on9. Waste a Co2 cartridge trying to inflate a closed valve10.Inflate ture11. Watch it deflate as whatever cause the puncture is still in the tire12. Race staff come and tell you they need to go home13. Book on a bike maintenece day
I'm new to this. What do you do if you get a puncture during a race?
Thought that was the answer but didn;t want to miss a trick !
Fix it and carry on.
Sack it and wait for recovery
You can reduce the chance of a puncture by your choice of tyre, maintaining a high pressure and possibly pretreating.
Jeez. Do I have to think of everything?
On the other hand, no... what Conehead said. And if you're really lucky some bald-headed idiot will stop to help, fix it in seconds using his own kit when he finds out that your are woefully badly equipped, underprepared and mentally incapable of helping yourself.... then you can laugh as he spends the next 50 miles swearing his head off about the whole incident.
(At least I think that is what happened)