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Old 02-02-12, 09:57 AM
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Steely Dan
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The elation of inflation!

you'd think after 5 years of daily bike commuting that i'd learn a thing or two by now, but sometimes the little things can still occasionally catch me off guard.

over the past 2 months i've more or less moved in with my girlfriend. i'm hardly ever at my condo anymore, and when i do swing by, it's just to pick up mail. as such, i had gone almost a month since last topping up my tires (GF doesn't have a floor pump). in that month my marathon winters had bled down to about 20 PSI. no freaking wonder i was feeling like i was pedaling through quicksand earlier this week.

so i went home last night and took the tires up to max pressure (75 PSI) because it's been so freakishly warm and there's no ice danger anytime soon. what a freaking difference!

happiness ensued on the ride in this morning with a big old grin on my face!
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