Saturday, 24 February 2018

A hat trick of flats, but things turned out perfect in the end!

First it was Roger....

Then it was Clive...

Then it was my turn when my tyre burped and wouldn't reseal!

The answer was a new bottle of Stans Sealant and the tyre cleaned out and retreated

A trip up the Pentands today over some rough tracks in places but with a bit higher pressure in the tyre and the problem would appear to cured.

But for the fact that the temperature hardly went above -3C we could have been biking on a beautiful summers day, the ground was firm and easy to ride on (but that was the frost!)

And to round off a perfect day Scotland soundly beat England in the rugby 6 nations tournament at Murrayfield, some days are just so so good!!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Winter fork servicing time again

That's both my Anthems and Barries Anthem been given a fork lower leg service, the last service was last August so hopefully that should keep us going till the start of summer.

The result of  the snow melting is this road just along from Roslin is prone to a bit of flooding, it's a case of a bit of speed into it and then keep your feet up in the air out of the water! 

My yearly snowdrop pick, not strictly legal but I like to think I'm preserving the species by transplanting them in my garden.....a bit like saving the rhinos from extinction.....

Before the big melt I had a pedal up in the Pentlands and made friends with a snowman, I doubt if he'll still be there...

Quite a bit of snow higher up but thanks to the hill walkers, they come in handy sometimes, I was able to pedal on the tracks they'd made

Last Sunday Barrie came along but as I hadn't warned him that it was icy plus he didn't have his bike with the spikers on, so he just had to abort the ride, I managed a short one with my bike that was spiked though the conditions were about as icy as I've ever seen.

The nights are getting shorter, the days are getting longer, it can only mean one thing......we're in for some horrific weather before its Spring! It never fails!! 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Fake news alert! Rogers bike doesn’t have a tubeless set up!

Roger bought his new Trek about 3 months ago and said he’d managed to get the shop to convert his wheels to tubeless. Well guess what.... Roger had a flat today after picking up a thorn and when we got the tyre off the rim we discovered a tube lurking inside! Cue one very annoyed Roger, oh to be a fly on the wall when he takes the 2 wheels back into the shop, because presumably the other one ain’t tubeless either! Much laughter ensued with Roger threatening the shop with false everything, actually he was lucky we had spare tubes with us.