I try and keep track of the tire orientation then when I get the tube out the leak will point to the offender...
Or perhaps there something poking through the rim tape, or elsewhere in the channel. I've seen 1/8 long burs on the rim where they drilled the spokes. In the old days I used to double tape the rim, can make it a tighter install...
Assuming this all works I now have a great set of tires with only 15 miles on them that would treat someone with the right rims very well.
Glad it only popped, as frustrating as that was, sounds like the tire could have come off during cornering causing a unplanned dismount!
Hope to get my bike back soon. Nothing kills he spirit like finally getting outside on the bike, getting multiple flats and then having your bike be in the shop getting fixed. What will happen is that I'll get the bike back and it will snow and a glacier will move into town.
I'm laying out my 200 mile weekend (three days, two nights) and I'm wondering if it is possible for me to ride enough to do a three day, 300 mile weekend? My entire summer's weekends are consumed with being on a ballfield a travel fastpitch (14U) team so the normal long weekend rides are going to be very limited. Commutes and "ride an hour here and there" are all I will get.
I keep hearing from others that if I get enough consistent miles in then doing 300 miles in three days is just mental. There is a point to that though as the body has to be capable of what the mind is telling it to do. What is that point?
I believe that riding centuries is as much about time in the saddle as it is about fitness. Although I've not tried to do a tour without time limits. My century rides have mostly been supported rides with time limits. The other one I have done was unsupported and I was using it a s a pre STP test to see if I was ready for a one day double century, I was.
Only you know if you can do a 300 mile weekend or is it a 200 mile weekend? Which 300 miles also matters. If it is rolling hills the the challenge is even greater. Good luck!
You may have mentioned it before, but I don't recall, what was your average riding speed on your 100 mile ride last fall? Use this to indicate how long it would take you to ride and train this spring to increase your endurance before your big over nighter.
A 200 mile weekend is what I'm planning but I'm wondering if a 300 mile, 3 day is possible. Given how my time in the saddle will be restricted.
I just got the ok to shop for another bike. I'm going to get one that is for "endurance" riding which for me is 100k and 100 milers. It has to able to handle a rear rack because I'll want to do some small touring. Right now I'm looking at the Raleigh Revenio 2.0. That will give me a nice frame, carbon fork and fair components. I'm looking for alternatives to compare against.
Most CX bikes have rack mounts and relax geo for "endurance" Plus can run some pretty wide slick rubber.
Kona Jake the snake with 105's $1500
Kona Jake with Tiagra $1100
Kona Rove w/ APEX $1500
Any of those framesets can be had from Bike man starting at $450 and do a slow custom build up
Bikeman Kona 2014 Jake the Snake Frameset with Carbon CX Fork, 56cm, Matt Lime with Black and White Bikeman Kona Rove, Cyclocross Frameset with Kona P2 Steel Disc Fork, 56 cm, 2014
Cannondale CAADX disc w/ 105's $1500 Cannondale CAADX Disc 105 - Trek Bicycle Superstore
Ridley Xride Disc w/ 105's $1400 shipped Ridley X-Ride/Shimano 105 Disc Complete Bike | Competitive Cyclist
Civilian Bicycle Co. Vive Le Roi De Lux $1435 shipped Civilian Bicycle Co. Vive Le Roi De Lux | Competitive Cyclist
Felt FX65 w/ Rival $1500 New Review: 2013 Felt F65x Disc Cyclocross Bike - Iron Cycles
As I look at various bike I noticed that most don't come with a kickstand. I know there are several threads on "kickstand or not" and it gets quite violent in there. I know I can always put a kickstand on most any bike (not all) but if the bike I get doesn't come with one I'm going to try and get used to not having it. I will probably do some sort of stand at home or work but not for when I'm on the trail.
It's getting odd up in here!
you'd have to go after market for that gizmo
this one is cool for you do have a load or leave it at home when you are just riding around Click-Stand The Only Portable Folding Bicycle Kickstand!
You don't need a kickstand! Just stop in a location where there's a tree, fence post, or building to lean it up against. If there's nothing around to lean it up against, don't stop. Bikes are meant to be rode not parked :)