...I'd like to think that a passerby would say something if they saw someone going to work on a U-lock with a cordless angle grinder in the middle of the day...
1. My experience is that Vittoria Randonneurs NEVER flat. Smallest size is x 28. I have them on two bikes. Wore out one set. Did I mention that they never flat?
Are you guys fans of hand signals when turning?
Jim Kreps leads a great Bike Handling Class via Chicago Cycling Club.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Social Ride: Bike Handlings Skills Ride
START: Clock Tower at Waveland and Lake Shore Dr. (3700N)
30 miles, 12 to 15 mph
Are you all rusty from the Winter Blues? Not sure how to ride in a group? Let alone ride in traffic? Has your bike riding been limited to riding on the bike path? Do you want to know the skills required to ride safely on or off the road? Are your cycling skills a little rusty after the winter? Whether you are a novice bike rider or a hard-core commuter in any weather type, this ride is for you. Join Jim 'Tech-Tip' Kreps on this educational ride and sharpen your bicycling skills. Jim will demonstrate proper bike handling techniques and best practices. Participants will have a chance to practice these skills along the way. Pace will be as slow (or fast) as the slowest rider. This is a great way to get ready for all of the riding you'll be doing this summer!
Contact Jim Kreps at (773) 862-9879
I flatted once in about 2400 miles on a set of Vittoria Randonneurs, but haven't flatted yet on my Armadillos, for what it's worth.
Also, I don't like the Randonneurs on the metal bridges--don't know if it's the combo of my particular bike geometry plus panniers carried too far behind the rear axle plus the tires or if it's just the tires, but the ride is super squirrelly if there's any moisture on the bridge. You can see me fishtailing.
Kevin Conway said:1. My experience is that Vittoria Randonneurs NEVER flat. Smallest size is x 28. I have them on two bikes. Wore out one set. Did I mention that they never flat?
No worries about riding in the dark (at least in the morning). I leave around 7 and the sun is bright and shining by then.
That said, I am swinging by the lbs to grab some lights, and maybe some new tires on my way home this evening.
Next suggestions: rain gear?