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The cycling gods exact their revenge(9 posts)

The cycling gods exact their revengegrandemamou
Mar 18, 2001 4:58 AM
I knew I should have not replied to the post about you know what. "sudden loss of air preassure in tires". Everyone knows that it is a scientific fact, that if you talk about those things you are going to start getting them.

The cycling gods tormented us with a 20 m/o head wind on a group ride Sat. We also lost one rider to an accident(nothing serious)

On my way home I had a "sudden loss of preasure in my car tire" It's really interesting trying to change a tire when your legs feel like jello. I immediately removed my Silca from the closet and put it in a place of honor. I sacrificed 2 co2 cartriges. Any advice in returning to their good graces would be greatly appreciated.
Something seems to be going on here ...bianchi boy
Mar 18, 2001 6:35 AM
I had my first f*** in probably 2,500 miles the other day, 28 miles into a 52 mile ride. I got it pumped with just enough air in my rear tire to limp back to my truck. So, I decided that wasn't going to happen again. Bought a spare tube to keep in my seat bag, stashed 2 CO2 cartridges, and put my old Silca pump on my frame for good measure. Cycled 30 miles yesterday without a hitch ... So I thought. When I went out to the garage this morning, my TRUCK had a f*** in the rear! I couldn't believe it. I will never utter the dreaded f*** word again.
Dudes, Can't Believe ya Don't carry a tube!!!!!!!!!Stickers
Mar 18, 2001 9:06 AM
I love to watch ya flying up and down the roads, less gear, more to see. BUT, GEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Flats are a part of the ride. Gave my spare to a woman who walked up to my face, she didn't know the difference of presta/Shrader. That's ok. Toward the last flat run of my ride to Half Moon Bay, three miles from the bike shop, I flatted. I hate to patch a tire, for some reason. A four year old boy walked up and offered to help, NICE, HUH? He did! Good ride. Good Karma.
I'm with you...Teach
Mar 18, 2001 12:59 PM
I love the rides that I don't need my frame pump and extra tube, but I wouldn't be without them. They're like insurance. At least I know I'm ready!
I'm with you...Leroy L
Mar 18, 2001 2:08 PM
I've gotten back into riding after about a 20 yr lay-off. I used to ride with all kinds of equipment - this time around I figured I'd travel light: nothing! Well, it caught up with me today at the end of the ride about a mile from home. I figured I needed tougher tires, but Jack Johnston - Dallas LBS- wouldn't sell 'em to me. I learned what a 'pinch f***' is. I'm now a little better equipped - seat bag, tube, levers, pump. Yes. it's part of the ride...So is checking the tire pressure before the ride. At least next time I'll have something to do after the flat besides walking in cleats.
I'm with you...donalson
Mar 18, 2001 5:52 PM
i know what you guys mean,

i only had a MTB at the time but i would go 20-40 miles every sat, as there where no trails around i would just ride the roads, i flated one day about 6-8 miles from home...got to walk in my bike shoes that far, another time i trashed my deraliur about the same place, got to walk agin ugg...i hate walking in those shoes lol...i learn to cary my multi tool, a tube and a pump.

mark
Dudes, I can believe some people leave 'em ...Humma Hah
Mar 19, 2001 10:52 AM
... lying on the side of the road! I mean, criminy, they're not exactly biodegradable, and one glance will tell you just who left 'em.

I hope nobody here does this, but on Sunday's ride I must have seen half a dozen skinny discarded tubes just sitting by the roadside. What's going on in people's heads? Littering laws and human decency are overridden by not carrying a quarter ounce of shredded tube to the nearest wastecan?

On a similar note, what's the deal with the discarded water bottles? Even the pair of legwarmers thrown in the bushes?
Appease the cycling godsDog
Mar 19, 2001 5:31 AM
Time for some serious penitence.

1. Wash your bike thoroughly, including chain and removal of cogs and chainrings with complete degreasing.

2. Re-wrap handlebars.

3. Painstakingly remove all nubs from tires. ;-)

4. Ride 100 miles carrying 2 spare tubes, patch kit, and frame pump, never even thinking of the "f" word.

Doug
Can't believe you wussies whine about ONE flat...Silverback
Mar 19, 2001 7:42 AM
They're, like, part of cycling, you know? Everybody wishes we didn't have them, but they're no more significant than a red light or a stop sign. Jee-ZUZ!