Roubaix Rocks

The new bike is awesome! Cruising at 18-22 MPH is exhilarating compared to poking along at 14-16 MPH on my urban bomber. Those skinny little tires pumped up to a rock-hard 120psi make for near zero rolling resistance.

Alas, the downside of riding thin race tires became poignantly clear this morning as a small (perhaps 3mm) shard of glass seems to have punctured the rear tire about a mile away from work. I ended up riding into work standing and leaning over the bars to put my weight on the front tire. Maybe I need to upgrade to Slime Tubes, which would have automatically sealed the leak.

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