WHAT'S UP HOMESLICE?

TODD BROWN Bike Life


THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF SLICED TIRES...  the kind you notice before you ride and the kind that explode on your ride.  Which one is better depends on a number of factors:

Neglect tire inspection...
If you enjoy expending emotional energy,
If you like the idea of your tire blowing while you rail a corner,
If you are looking for a good reason to unhitch from a blistering pace.
Check 'em out...
If you dislike any of the above.
Today I noticed a decent slice and some other odd wear on my front tire.  It's a bummer because that's a brand new tire.  The slice was bulging, which means it's only a matter of time until it blows.  I could have booted it and ridden it for a long time... come to think of it, I might just yank it outta the trash when I get home.
Check yer tires... nothing is slower than fixing a flat, assuming you're in shape to fix the flat if it blows at high speed in a turn.
_____
Save the dates:  HUNKR 3/17, 6/9, 11/10 – TMWC 7/10
171 (too much pizza)



Older Post Newer Post


Leave a comment