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Flat out!

“Facking hell!”

No UCI testing at this race!Flatted out of the Granogue race today. The first tyre went flat on the first lap “prologue” loop. Or I should say, I flatted it on a rock. I did however, baby it to the pit, get the spare bike and proceed to flat that somewhere in the next lap.

The f’ing flamingo.No more bikes to ride, I jogged to the pit disappointed. (okay, Ethan tried to hand my A bike with a different wheel on it but, I was deflated mentally and just headed back to the car)

Race over.

Not even my new kit could protect me. From the rocks. I was even running a hard pressure! (over26 psi for me: 2bar! 2bar!)

Hey what’s that?!I did get to buy a spare Dugast off of Stu from cyclocrossworld and I am spending yet another evening gluing up wheels. (thanks stu, you helped me out in a pinch.) I spooged a ton of Stan’s in the blown FMB in an effort to revive it. It seems to be holding air now so, I may just run it tomorrow. I dunno.

I cannot really comment on the race today. Botched my favorite race, missed some UCI points, wasted 2 brand new tyres! I am a bit of a headcase right now. Hard to take it all in stride. Woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning too.Parbo gets interviewed.

The racers who raced looked awesome. Parbo had a rough start and pulled it together to have a good result. 6th place for him.

Discussion

5 comments for “Flat out!”

  1. Niels beat Sven today. I bet Sven is crying harder than you right now. Seriously. F’ that Wasington CX racing; we’re going to Cross Crusade it tomorrow. Better luck at Wis-SICK-HISS-ON.

    ZD

    Posted by ZD | October 20, 2007, 6:02 pm
  2. Focus Cameron-son….use the force.
    Cool/Calm/Collected
    We are all pulling for you.
    Good luck this weekend.

    Posted by V | October 20, 2007, 6:22 pm
  3. Bummer all round. You’ll get ‘em tomorrow.

    Posted by Mark | October 20, 2007, 6:32 pm
  4. sorry to hear molly – good luck today. didn’t know you could stan’s latex tubes?

    Posted by matt | October 21, 2007, 6:53 am
  5. I’ve never had any luck with it before. But, I warmed up and left the “flatted” FMB in the pit. Did not lose a single bit of air all day!

    I’m stoked but, it did not really matter at the point in the race when all there air went out of it.

    I wonder if it will “prevent” flats in the future? We will see.

    Posted by Molly | October 21, 2007, 2:57 pm

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