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Flat tires

With two flat tires in two consecutive days, I thought it was worth posting about my bad luck. Yesterday on the way into work, I had not made it a mile from my house and my rear tire was flat. I didn’t hear a popping or deflating noise, it just went flat so I thought I could fill it up with my CO2 cartridge and then book it home to change the tire. Turns out it was a pinch flat so I wasted a CO2 cartridge trying to fill it up since it deflated just as quickly as it would inflate. I rode home slowly on the flat tire.

Today, on my way into work, I got another flat – this time as I was climbing Shades Mountain (see map). This time it was my front tire, and I had left my saddle bag in my backpack at school during the Tuesday world’s ride. So with no way to change the tire, I rode it the 4 MILES down the mountain, across the valley, and then up to my building at an average speed of 10mph. Whew, hopefully no more flats for a while!

Commute route from home to Samford showing flat tire location

Commute route from home to Samford showing flat tire location

October 8, 2008 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

Saul Raisin’s Tour the Town Criterium

Tomorrow in Dalton, Georgia (B) is the next to last race weekend of the year. We are hoping to make a fun trip out of it, leaving right after church (A) and heading to the race, then after the race heading to Rome, Georgia (C) to meet one of Kristine’s friend who just moved there before driving on home (D) so I can be ready for class Monday morning. We’re looking forward to some nice fall weather and hopefully a good result at the race!

Velonews published an article that briefly mentions the race. More information about the race can be found on the Raisin Hope website: Raisin Hope: Tour the Town Criterium.

Here’s our travel plans carefully avoiding (hopefully) all the traffic associated with the Talledega NASCAR race weekend.

Just a Sunday drive...and church...and bike race...and visit friend

Just a Sunday drive...and church...and bike race...and visit friend

October 4, 2008 at 1:31 pm Leave a comment

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More riding fun on the way home Josiah at the top after I shuttled his bike up the hill. Also, playing with the shutter speed settings at the bottom. Getting even closer to the waterfall

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