Monday, 28 June 2010

1st puncture of the day

1st puncture of the day
Originally uploaded by rOcKeTdOgUk
trip to the local bike shop today to get some proper inner tubes.....guess what the inevitable happens, the last of the cheap tubes rips a valve!, this time the only spare i have is for a 26" wheel, someone on singletrackworld reconed if stretched a 26" tube would fit in an emergency, as this was (about 3 mile walk from shop). so i stretched, fitted and inflated the tube in the tyre and carried on, OMG it was horrible! tyre flet like it was going to roll off the rim on every corner, not a good solution at all, but slowly made it to the shop. the guy there has a niner 29er so i got to look at that (not keen to be honest). bought 3 tubes and swapped one immediately, then carried on the ride over to tardibigge, over the tunell, through Barnt green, a little play on the Lickeys and then down the the beacon bridleway toward home....where...i got a puncture!!!!!, this time though it was a thorn, so i can accept that!, valve stayed intact :-)
ride 44
19 miles
total 533

No comments: