NoTube, NoAir, NoProblem
Mind funk be gone! Or at least gone enough to post something. B-Man is still in recovery from his surgery and home from his summer camp program for probably the rest of the week. No worries on my part as long as he is recovering and feeling better. Might be another couple days though.
Wifey got home sort of early from work today so I headed up to do a couple laps at MMCC. I felt pretty good at first, then sort of blah, then good again. Then I noticed the front tire was feeling a bit too soft. Crap. I was trying to remember the last time I had the tires freshened up with Stans. I couldn't remember. I decided to bail on a second lap, mostly because I was too lazy to put a tube in.
When I got home I washed the wet sand and grime of the Spearfish and pumped up the tire. I found the leak; a big thorn. I took the tire off and flipped it to/fro and there was no sound of any Stans in the tire. Crap. I pump the tube a bit more, took the thorn out and watched my tire deflate. Brilliant. Time to get some fresh Stan goo!
I really don't have a problems with this, since this was only the 2nd flat in 3+ years of using Stans No Tubes. Both times was from having old goo in it. I like them odds, especially since I can remember summer rides back in PA at Boyce (in my pre Stans days) where I was seemingly flatting every ride due to thorns. That's a LOT of tubes!
Spent most of the day updating the Blog over at xxcmag.com with like 5 new posts. Check it.