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Tweed Coast Treadly
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Bike to work to live to bike
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Mozam's cycling adventures
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Friday, May 18, 2007

Twelve!

So I issued the challenge when I was still on 11, I'm waiting for someone to see if they can get as many flat tyres as I can in 2007. Surprisingly, someone over at bikejournal.com claims to have had 14. Well, as of this morning I'm up to 12. It was also only the second time I've ever had a flat tyre in the wet (assuming, of course, that the "rain" actually reached the ground before evaporating). It's disappointing, but I can handle it.

In other news, it's unlikely I'm going to get much riding in during the weekend either. I'll be assisting my mother to move house, so about the only chance looks like riding home from Brisbane on Sunday evening. I suppose moving all that furniture can be called "cross-training" -- although whether I need it the weekend before the 400k randonee is another matter entirely. On the other hand, I'm not sure I needed another 250km "training ride" either. I'll play that one by ear.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Justin T said...

Hi came across your blog recently googling for others touring in SE Qld. I posted this in your archives:

Have you tried puncture resistant tyres? I ride through smashed glass several times a week & since fitting vittoria randonneurs I have never had a flat, just go over them every week or two pulling out chunks of glass & bits of wire to stop them working deeper in the tire. Saves a lot of repair time. Specialized armadillo & conti top touring are other options.


I should not have temped fate being so smug as a few days later I got my first flat, a big cardboard box type staple went right through the double shielding. I hadnt fixed a flat in over 10 months, it took me nearly half an hour as I had forgotten how to get tyres on & off fast.

I mostly cycle north of Brisbane,, yopur blog has given lots of ideas for when/if I head south, thanks.

8:16 pm  
Blogger Chris L said...

Hi Justin,

Would you believe, the maxxis tyres that I use are normally pretty reliable. I've been having a miserable run this year though. I think the problem stems from the number of bits of broken glass that work their way into the tyre over time, and riding over 400km/week means that if I don't pull them out for a couple of weeks, I'm in trouble.

Where do you normally ride? I'm looking at some options for some weekend tours up on the Sunshine Coast later in the year.

5:39 am  
Anonymous Justin T said...

I did Brisbane to Noosa recently. On the way back I got stuck between heavy returning Sunday evening traffic & road narrowing major roadworks on the Caloundra road (which the tourist info booth didnt warn me about when asking about riding there) but west of the motorway the traffic is much more sparse on either the main Landsborough-Beerurrum roads or even less on the more scenic (hilly) Old Gympie road to avoid Australia Zoo traffic.
Or I presume further east Dayboro-Woodford-Maleny if you really wanted to add kms.
There are some Bikely route ideas linked at roadgrime.com

the number of islands in Moreton Bay -- apparently there are 365 of them. I'm not sure if there's a way to ride the full length of the bay (which finishes north of Brisbane)

I'm not sure if there's a way to ride the full length of the bay (which finishes north of Brisbane), but it's an interesting project for the future one day.


The obvious problem there is that the bridges are not often close to the shore, in to the motorway over the Logan river, up Brisbane river, then if you include Deception Bay right up to Caboolture to avoid the Caboolture river. The Bribie Island road is a nice flat ride with a decent safe road shoulder on most of it. There are many more hilly challenges north-east from Mt Nebo to Mt Mee.

9:52 am  

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