So it's Friday night all ready for a ride in Nederland on Saturday. Goto the Trek store to hire a nice shiny Fuel ex8. Get it back and decide to fiddle around with the saddle etc in the carpark. Ride back towards the apartment and hear an odd clicking sound. Look down at the tires to see white things all over them, meh just gravel I guess.
Now at the door hmmm gravel seems rather sticky. On closer inspection gravel is not only sticky but laden with tiny thorns. An hour passes with a pump hoping the tires will seal themselves(tubeless) but no luck. Had to change our plans for Saturday so we could take it to the bike shop when it opened. Luckily the nice chaps fixed it quickly with no charge . Apparantly they're called goat head thorns? It's like a weed that covers the ground. Nasty little things.
So instead of Nederland we rode down to Eldorado canyon and tried the Rattlesnake trail. Ended up pushing a fair bit of it but it was worth the ride down and the fantastic view. A new experience riding on a narrow trail with such a consuming drop on one side! So turned out a good day afterall.
So a little story with a moral, just leave it alone until the morning!
Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups
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