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Time for a new tire

by on December 7, 2010

This Ride: 10.4 miles
Kona Distance: 5,133.4 miles
Month to date: 92.4 miles
2010 Total: 5,624.9 miles

I’ve decided. It’s time for a new tire. This morning’s ride was interrupted with yet another flat, despite the care I took changing the tube yesterday afternoon and going over the tire with a “fine tooth comb”. I’ve carefully noted where the tubes are punctured, inspected and removed debris in that location, and still getting flats. It will be interesting to see where this puncture is.

It was 28 degrees when I left the house a little bit early, so I traveled an extra 2+ miles to the Rusty Bridge.  Three of us pushed off, and were soon met by 3 more.  My ride was aborted at the Ranger Station with a very soft rear tire.  I chose not to change it out, but simply rode home from there.

Once home, I climbed onto the trainer for a minimal 5 miles, just to salvage a little out of a very frustrating morning.


From → Cycling

One Comment
  1. Wow. Having gone through something like this earlier this year, I empathize. You’re much more experienced than I and are no doubt handling it much better. I found my rash of flats to be very frustrating. It changed my behavior while riding – I was constantly worried about whether or not my tire was going flat and every bump was a major event. It took me several weeks of flat-free riding to settle down and enjoy myself. Here’s hoping things go easier for you.

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