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  • Gray gutter goo

    Today’s morning commute went less well than planned. Rounding a gentle bend, I detected a squishy wiggle from the rear tire. After biking a short, hopeful distance I stopped. Squeezing the rear tire confirmed my suspicions — I had a flat. And it was covered in gray gutter goo. Ugh! After fixing the flat I…

  • Flat Tired

    Flat Tired

    On my ride home today, my tire got screwed. With less than a mile to go, I decided to walk instead of patching the tube. I should be carrying a spare tube in my pannier and a “boot” in my wallet. Once I unscrew my tire, I can decide whether I need a new tire.…