Tires? Air?

Apparently I have been getting a lot more exercise than I realized. Of course tires need air, and of course I should check them now and then, but if I get on the bike and it rolls down the street I don’t give it another thought.

A few days ago Joel mentioned that my tires looked low so we stopped by the gas station to air them up. Wow, what a difference! Who would think a bit of air would turn you into a different cyclist. The 28 mile route that did me in before was now a pleasure, and the 17 mile circuit feels like an easy day. It also helps that the winds haven’t been strong, and we have had a few days of haze and cloud cover so the heat has been less of a problem.

So, for some really good training go out with soft tires, strong winds, preferably in your face, add some hills, a couple gallons of water for weight, blazing sun, and hot weather! Then, later, when you have well inflated tires and better conditions you will feel like supercyclist!

I am feeling a whole lot better about my ability to do this bike tour. I resolve to check my tire pressure at least every other day while on tour.

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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2 Responses to Tires? Air?

  1. Anonymous says:

    At least you figured it out before you went. Have fun seeing all the new landscapes.

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