Seems like this is just my time of year to get flats. Last year around this time I picked up a roofing nail, 2 large staples (at one go!) and hit half a smashed beer bottle hidden in some leaves! This year, glass has been the culprit, slashing an almost new tire last Saturday and creating a slow, invisible leak today. So tonight I'm off to the bike shop for another set of tires. The Maxxis Zenith Hors Categorie ones I've been using for 7+ months require special ordering, so I'm going to try Bontrager Race X-Lites which the shop owner thinks I'll end up liking better anyway. I'm getting good at fixing flats, but I hope I don't have anymore for awhile!
Another girl addicted to cycling! Blogging to help set goals for myself, record stats and have a place to share pics from my rides.
I’m working on building speed and skills. Not sure I’ll have the nerve to try racing. Jeff, my DH, tells me to “Dig Deep into my Handbag of Recklessness”, but I don’t see him racing either… Our main goal has been to keep up on fast-ish group rides.
When I’m not biking, I’m playing with my two silly dogs, a very fuzzy cat that seems to be allergic to his own coat, cooking yummy dishes (generally within the amount of calories I’ve burned on the bikes), making/drinking lattes, avoiding other forms of exercise as much as possible (though I must get better about upper body strength training), knitting, reading, viewing some TV (if it’s mysteries or certain comedies or news)…