What keeps me up at night
You would never believe what’s got me worried about this Colorado trip.
It’s not the mileage. I know 442 miles is doable and what it takes. I’ve done that before.
It’s not the mountains. I feel prepared. We don’t have mountains around here, but we’ve got some mighty steep hills and I’ve been riding them a lot this year.
It’s not the unknown. I’ve done lots of these week long trips, and they are really pretty similar.
No, what keeps me awake this week is ….
Worrying about my back tire. You see, it’s the original Bontrager tire that came on the bike. It’s got somewhere between 1,2oo & 1,300 miles on it, which isn’t a lot. I’ve not had any punctures, but the stupid thing is pretty squared off already. You know how those rear tires get when they start getting toward the end of their life. When they get that square feeling, I have a hard time judging how much tread they actually have left, and being the cheap sucker that I am, I hate to replace them too soon.
I’ve debated several times whether that tire will last another 442 miles. Most of the time I think it will be fine, but other times, doubt begins to enter my mind and I wonder if I made the wrong decision.
Oh well, I guess if I did, I can always buy a tire out there….but it’ll probably cost me an arm an a leg, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Edit from Colorado: I did go ahead and bring a spare from my garage. If this one doesn’t make it, I’ve got it covered.Explore posts in the same categories: bicycle, Cycling, Fitness, Ride the Rockies comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.