Tyre Go Boom

Short ride today. 1.6km. Took me longer to get dressed and ready to go out than it did to complete my ride. Sad times.

I’ll never claim to be anything but a bike newb, and realistically I think I should accept my own limitations. Sure, it’s nice to know how to change a tyre and what not, but when it comes down to it, I should probably just leave it to a professional.

It sucks that it took 10 days for these tyres to arrive, and in the process of fitting them I popped two inner tubes and within 1.6km I blew one catastrophically.

But you know what? Lessons learned. Lots of lessons.

The simplest lesson is simple this: hire a professional.

I’ve got a replacement tyre on order – yes it sucks that that’s basically like throwing £40 quid down the drain, but that’s life. It could have been worse. I could have fallen off when it popped. And boy did it pop. When it went, it was like a gun going off. Not like my previous puncture.

I could yap on. But the gist is this:

I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m seeking the advice of a professional. In the mean time I will do Zwifting instead, and I wasn’t hurt in the process.

Not the world’s greatest day, but it could have been worse.

Also massive thank you today to Mr. Gibbs – legend.

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    • Trust me to do something never before seen on my first go. It didn’t scare me to be honest – it sounded like a gun shot, but as it came from behind me and I was surrounded by cars at a really busy 3 lane junction, I was preoccupied with not getting run over, and my first thought was it was a car back firing, but I almost immediately knew it was my bike. Fortunately I managed to pull over safely, and didn’t fall off. That would have sucked.


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