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    Question about terrain

    I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this question but I'll go for it anyway. A portion of my route (haven't ridden it yet, hope to start this Friday) is through a nice quite residential neighborhood. Problem is the streets are asphalt with large gravel in it. I don't know what it's called. The gravel is not loose, it's actually embedded in the asphalt. Anyway...the ride is bumpy but I'm more concerned about the effects on my tires. I have a roadbike so have thin, slick tires. Is this type of terrain more conducive to getting flats? I hope not. The neighborhood is a safe alternative to a much busier and narrow road.

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    It will be fine for your narrow tires.
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    Narrow tires will be fine but if it's really rough, you may consider wider tires like a 28 or so to smooth out the ride.

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    That type of paving is called Macadam, or Asphalt Macadam. Like any other surface, it is the loose nails, glass and stuff that you have to be aware of.

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