Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Sweat the small stuff
To Countryside Road, 25 km. Today is the first time I'm cycling with proper rim tape (Zefal, no less), instead of using electrical tape or cut-up inner tubes. Whoever says "don't sweat the small stuff" probably isn't a cyclist - less than 1 mm of material separates an inner tube from puncturing by spokes. I'm also back on fat tyres; it gives more workout in less time, and takes more wear and tear than slick tyres. My back hurts; I stop to adjust my saddle, giving it perhaps 1 degree more tilt. If you don't seat the small stuff, you will end up sweating more.