I live in Wisconsin and was on a business trip to PA this week. I took the TREK 2.3 road bike with the 23s. I have ridden on crushed gravel before so I figured it would be fine on the trip from Connellsville to Confluence and back.
First of all, what a great ride! Beautiful surroundings, cool weather and no rain.
Had a flat about 10 miles up the trail about 100 ft before this bench. What a great view to have while changing the tube.
The rear tire's valve failed as I ran over a patch of embedded, very large pieces of gravel. It just popped and I heard this awful sound of rushing air.
Got to Ohiopyle and purchased 2 new tubes and CO2 cartridges. Continued on to confluence and then back to Ohiopyle where I checked and filled the tires for the last 17 miles back to Connellsville.
Yes, I was wishing I had bigger tires after I got the flat and will have a more appropriate set next time.
I will be back. I would like to do the whole route someday.
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