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A good morning ride

by on March 22, 2011

This Ride: 24.8 miles
Month: 427 miles
2011: 1,358.3 miles
Total since 1/1/10: 7,478 miles

It was a nice 49° F this morning, and more riders were out.  It seems that many of the regulars saw the radar yesterday before the ride and chose not to ride with the storms that were on their way.  Smart.

We had plenty of discussion about a possible new route.  Some are suggesting reversing our normal course to put us on the road sooner, possibly avoiding more traffic.  The matter isn’t quite settled yet.

About 1/3 of the way into the ride I noticed my rear tire getting soft.  At the turn around, I took the time to add air, pinching my finger in the process and raising a pretty good blood blister on my index finger.  The tire held the rest of the way home, although it was getting soft again.  Time to change it out sometime today.  I just don’t know when that will happen.

I still overdressed.  I need to start wearing the vest instead of the jacket and have something on my arms for these nearly 50 degree mornings.

From → Cycling

One Comment
  1. Flats on a ride are always a challenge. I sympathize with the struggle to dress right. I have yet to correlate temperature and what I wear. With the oncoming warm temps, I probably will not get it right and continue the struggle next fall.

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