Punctures – Park to the Rescue

Today’s ride was endurance training (Strava Ride) and I got a puncture, it really took the shine off what was turning out to be a great ride despite the fine rain. Until recently punctures seldom were a problem on my commuter bike. Now I’m doing longer bike rides that take me further away from home I always take the essentials, as I explained in a recent Bike Ride Essentials post.

Yet again the Park GP-2 Super patch has come to the rescue. I’ve tried other glueless patches in the past on my daughters bike and they failed within 24 hrs. Yes they get you home, but then you have to change the tube or patch it properly. It’s more hassle and I’d rather do the job right first time. Continue reading “Punctures – Park to the Rescue”

GCN vs Me – Bike Ride Essentials

I adore watching GCN (Global Cycling Network) on their Youtube channel. I found their maintenance videos initially very helpful, but then at the start of 2016 GCN got me interested in the professional road cycling side of our sport. In this recent video they select items they consider essential for any ride. It’s worth a view or just read on for my alternative list.

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