My morning MRR got as far as corner of Blackburn and Canterbury road. Then the puncture fairies came and proceeded to turn me from a happy camper to
Get a puncture when i hit something, I am early and should be able to make somewhere near the start in time with a quick change. Then I find my CO2 inflator is on my tool botle on my other bike. Ok just have to use the mini pump. Then i find the rims on the Fulcrum 3 that came with my DeRosa need a long valve stem, and I only have a short one in my tool bottle . Result is struggling to get 50psi in over 10 minutes. Decide its probably best to head home and inflate properly.
Get home and change the inner, not finding anything in the tyre surface. Get to 80psi and bang! the inner blows. Now this is starting to annoy me big style. Pul the tyre off and find with some careful flexing about a 15mm tear in the side wall, but so clean you could hardly see it, no wonder i missed it first time around. GP4000 may be nice to ride but never had a side wall blow like this on my Pro 3's. Had a couple of Virroria Rubino Pro's so at least something with a bit more puncture resistance i hope. Just to make it worse i now have no more long valve inners, and only one medium length that had a previous repair done, so decide to puncture repair the original inner. All good then commute to work, half way descending Burwood highway hill i start to feel the back end feel soft. At the bottom its flat again,
steam is now coming from my ears i reckon
. Another turn of removing the inner to find my puncture repair had not held at the edge and was leaking. Ok so finally put my last possible tube in and pray its ok, lucky it seems to be holding....just not my day
Cycling to Port Arlington tomorrow, think i will put the tubs on, can't be any worse than this mornings performance.