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.
At least you figured it out before you went. Have fun seeing all the new landscapes.
Yes, really! Thanks 🙂