Eric D. Schabell: First trips on the new bike

Sunday, March 1, 2009

First trips on the new bike

After picking up my new bike I was really looking forward to the first ride. Unfortunately the weather (both snow and ice enough to skate on here in the Netherlands) and a few colds in a row kept me off the thing.

Finally this weekend I got two days of 12 degrees Celsius and some sunshine! Off on Saturday for 40 km but ran a rear tire flat at the 20 km mark. Had to take it easy the last 20 km back home. On Sunday I only got 6 km down the road and again another rear tire flat. That pretty much ended my weekend attempts at riding. Both punctures were just small pieces of stone / shell that cut through both tire and tube. I sure hope this was just plain bad luck...