Sunday, May 15, 2011

Supercommuter, the Tire

Being someone who rides a bike like most people drive cars (but way harder), a good tire is more than a little important.  A tire needs to roll fast, wear long, grip in any weather, and resist assaults from all manner of roadside detritus.  Some years ago I find the Panaracer T-Serv (28mm), and have been riding them ever since.  This week I wore my third Panaracer T-Serv PT in a row all the way down to the threads with a grand total of two punctures over the life of all three tires.  That's less than 1 puncture per tire lifetime.  I don't know how many thousands of miles that is between punctures, but whatever the number is, it's a lot...  Panaracer, your messenger tires rock.  Please send me free ones. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Saving you from yourself

Continuing on the theme of injuries (I'm nearly all the way better, yeay!) Amy's dog, Everett had knee surgery today (and seriously, if I could recover like this guy I'd actually be invincible).  In the to-go bag from  the vet came one of those giant collars that dogs with wounds wear.  We decided to see how it worked for injured cyclists.

Moms, you'll never have to tell your kids not to pick their scabs again: