White Memorial, Morris, CT: 6/10/08

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    White Memorial, Morris, CT: 6/10/08

    Hit up White Memorial with bvibert for a bit over an hour this evening. Hot evenig with temps firmly in the 80's still and plenty of humidity. Felt great to work up a good sweat. Continuing to build wind, and I'm riding a bit faster. The mellow doubletrack of White Memorial is good for that. Brian busted a tire. Yeehaw!

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    Good times, nice way to end my birthday. The flat tire wasn't the best way to start the ride, but it wasn't a big deal. I think it showed Greg that it's a good idea to carry tire levers and a pump, so that was a positive. Can't wait to do it again sometime!
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    I should probably grab some repair items myself cause I am sure if something is going to happen it will be at the most inopportune time.

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    I've blown out two tires, both times I had all the stuff to fix it up in a few minutes. The first time I was pretty far out from my starting point and I would have been walking for quite a while if I wasn't able to fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    I think it showed Greg that it's a good idea to carry tire levers and a pump, so that was a positive.
    I have a pump and tube. Will pick up tire levers today, as well as a patch kit, chain tool and some quick-links.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I have a pump and tube. Will pick up tire levers today, as well as a patch kit, chain tool and some quick-links.
    The chain tool is a life saver and not many people carry them. I've had my chain break at least twice out on the trail.
    Whatever hits the fan will not be distributed evenly.

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    I have been giving a lot of though to convert my bike over to tubeless. Everyone I know that runs a tubeless set up loves it. The best part is you can run much lower tire pressures and not worry about pinch flats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I have a pump and tube. Will pick up tire levers today, as well as a patch kit, chain tool and some quick-links.
    Good call on the quick links.... I have a chain tool but should pick up some of the links. Will make a chain repair that much easier.

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    Brian also showed me how to dial back the release tension my SPDs which I hope will let me release out of the pedals easier and crash less on more technical stuff. Like skiing, riding with more experienced riders is a great way to learn quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    The best part is you can run much lower tire pressures and not worry about pinch flats
    A pinch flat is what got me last night... I knew I should have run more pressure in the rear tire, but I don't like it too high on the HT.
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