Getting a puncture on Thursday evening was annoying. It wasn’t as if I had ridden over some glass or a nail. The wind had blown my bike off the stand. The bike falling over had caused the tube to puncture, it was only a pin prick of a hole, but in the past I’ve never had much success in repairing them, so it’s easier to just buy a new tube. I did so, not thinking the tyre was damaged.
So, I ended up having to buy a tyre as well today. Then I must have mounted the tyre incorrectly, as it came out of the wheel. I touched the tube as it blew at 60psi. My ears rang for 5 minutes.
An interesting weekend, early rising for me on both days over the weekend.
Working with RAYNET on the Hampshire Dog Sled Racing event it was, I think, about as deep into the New Forest as you can get. It was fun watching the dogs.
There were all types of characters; the really gung-ho types that were lolloping along, pulling their humans on anything from a three-wheeled sled, two wheeled scooters,mountain bikes or just on foot, through to dogs that were just out for a daily saunter regardless of how much people shouted at them on to dogs that clearly though their people were mad for dragging them out.
The weather was fine, it rained a little bit, really not much – ok for the runners. Luckily, the way the course was set out, the RAYNET people were able to sit in their cars at the various check points, so we were quite comfortable.
It was though a little bit (not much) muddy. Which meant that as soon as I got back I had to go and get the car cleaned.