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    My first tour (in Mississippi of all places)

    It's all part of my midlife crisis, my first "real" tour from my house to a state park that is about 53 miles away. It was a great ride. I meet some interesting people and seen some sights that you can't see from the interstate at 70 MPH. Had a couple of lessons learned, DeSoto and Marshall counties in Mississippi are not flat, and Schrader tubes will not fit Presta wheels ( I had a flat less than 1/2 a mile from the park ). In a few months it's the MRT from Reelfoot lake to Memphis with the right tubes as spares this time and a camera.

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    Congratulations!

    I crossed Mississippi in March many years ago -- lovely weather and landscape.

    You can drill out the Presta holes in your rims so they'll accept Schrader tubes -- much handier when getting air or buying new tubes on the road, and sooner or later you'll get so tough that you'll hardly notice the additional weight!

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Sounds like you had a good ride, other than the flat. You'll laugh about it later though, guaranteed!
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