Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Engage me.


Back up from Brighton. More on that shortly.

Want to read some books. Under the Banner of Heaven is next, by Jon Krakauer. I feel i can do that now, sit and concentrate on one thing i mean.

Also trying some new inner tubes. Yeah, dull, but 3 punctures in 5 rides after a year or so with less than you can count on the fingers of one hand? Something is up, and i think it is using a wide tyre on a wide rim thinning the tube out. The first 2 were odd sidewall pinches. Yup, a pinch but both snake bites marks on one side. Odd. I raised the pressure from 15 to 28psi then got a wire puncture (or perhaps flint) through the tyre at this last weekends race. Hmm. Going to look at a wtb downhill tube (26" - stretched to fit) or a welter weight maxxis 29er tube. We'll see.

If im lucky ill have the edge wheels prior to shenandoah that will change things again.

Meantime i shall be getting some massage on the guns and focusing.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been running exiwolf tires tubeless with stans on Flows on my Jones for the last month...no flats yet. Might be a good race day set-up for you.

Nick said...

And I worry about stretching 2.2 tubes to fit 2.3 tyres!

Cellarrat said...

ever try running just a bit of sealant in your tube? i do 2 oz of stans.... its seems to kinna lube the inside of the tube to prevent pinches... was having great luck with this setup till the divide this year...

martysavalas said...

massaging the guns and visualising. VISUALISING!