Today I started shopping for a new tire tube due to a flat. That got me thinking did I hit a few too many bumps on my Sunday ride. When I checked the tube to find the leak it was on the side of the tube, as opposed to the road side or the rim side. Then I started thinking about tire presure, my poor wheels, and my fat arse. The writing on my tires say to inflate to 100 to 145psi. I normally inflate my tires to about 120psi.
So could my extra weight be pushing the tire presure up too high? Are the recommended tire presures aimed more at skiny riders?
By the way, my tires are 700 23 road tires but I can't remember what brand.