Fine weather

A nice sunny, dry weekend for a change.

Went for a spin on the Craftworks yesterday, it feels very very heavy after riding the cross bike and the Stiffee for a few days. Nice fun offroad though. The woods down the hill were very slippery, I fell victim to wet off-camber roots a couple of times, but managed not to damage myself too much.

Today we rode from Timsbury out to Chew Valley Lake and back on the cross bikes. A round trip of 27 miles, with a stop for tea and cakes. The only thing that marred the ride was snapping a spoke on the way back.

Once home my main PC decided to die, although I think I’ve managed to resuccitate it now with some careful tweaking, and the application of percussive maintenance.

Time to repair a flat tyre on the Stiffee and use it for commuting duty for a day or two until I can pick up a new spoke and un-wonk the rear wheel on the cross bike.

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5 Responses to Fine weather

  1. matt says:

    i still have a slow punture in the inbred.
    3 hours it lasts, so as long as rides are shorter than that, or i go to the gym for less than 2hrs 40mins then i am ok for a while..

    of course i could change the tube.
    doh!

  2. lolly says:

    I use the “use fuckoff big tyres and downhill tubes” method for avoiding punctures. Perhaps fuckoff big tyres wouldn’t be so good for a commuter bike though :-)

  3. rjw says:

    This was a 2.3″ Nokian NBX, albeit with a normal inner tube. Looks like it might have been a pinch-flat, or some crap trapped between the tube and the rim.

  4. lolly says:

    DH tubes are clearly the answer then!

  5. Father says:

    Sensible Raleigh wheels are the answer!