|At the top, fun time starts now|
The next evening PBRMe! suggested a late-morning ride on Saturday w/Hirsch at Lair of the Bear. Chance had it that besoft, his buddy Sean, and Pete Otis Town also rolled in at the same time as us. Our group of 6 took an easy pedal to Pence, imbibed our morning bevies, then headed back to the lot.....but not before I had another tire failure: I saw the rock, told myself to avoid it, focused my eyes on it & nailed it almost dead on, blowing my front tube instantly.
|The Rock & the Damage Done|
Back on the homefront, I did a little weatherproofing for the veggies. Hoping to get some stuff in the ground a week or 2 earlier than normal with the 'greenhouse'.
|Winterized for the chilly nights.|
Got around to dealing with tires and/or tubes tonight - decided try tubeless again & went through the motions to get that Purgatory mounted up. Above pic shows the slice the rock did to the tire, which I found after the Stan's blew out of it like a geyser. Pulled it off, cleaned it up, then took a quick pedal to the shop to grab a new tire boot kit to fix that hole & remount it....only to have air/Stan's blow out, this time on the sidewall near the bead.
|1.4mm hole - too much for Stan's to seal|
Thinking of riding the KM tomorrow, so I pulled it down to find the rear tire was flat. After the Cone incident, I mounted up the other, almost new Rampage w/an unused tube. I found the issue pretty quickly. (Note to self: always check to see that your 'new' 2nd hand tires don't have 1/2 a dozen thorns already embedded in the casing before mounting them) Glued several patches on that unused tube, so we'll see in the am if all's well.
Found a pro-shot copy of Refused's entire set from Coachella (much, much better quality than this) & diggin it.