Bad Tube & 50% Latexer–Again

Before leaving for the 8:00 a.m. Rockfish ride, I topped of both tires at 120lbs of pressure.

On arrival at Rockfish, I was back down to ~ 80lbs of pressure. I knew then must change tubes. On removal of my spare tube, I noted it had a hole in it–SHUCKS!

Looks like I’m not going to ride…

Ed came to my rescue, giving me his spare tube–hopefully he will not have a flat.

Lessons learned:

  1. When your tire is under pressure, pump it up then and see if it looses pressure. Doing so just before a ride may be too late [of course, I had to fit this into my Saturday schedule].
  2. Keep your spare tube in its box [that is where Ed had his].
  3. Carry extra spares in your vehicle.
  4. Be thankful [and I am] that others will look out for you. THANKS ED!

I‘m wondering if the latex tube is too fragile for the rodes we ride on. At any rate, I a 50% latexer again. I do have another latex tube. The question is when do I use it???