Thursday, November 06, 2003
The bike I used for the first trip (from Bangor to Bobbio) was nothing special, but now I’m finishing off the book of the trip, I realse it’s got an amazing claim to fame – it’s not had a puncture. Ever.
It’s now been over two and half years since I put the Conti Top Touring tyres on it, and rode 2000 miles across Europe – with no punctures. That was amazing enough, but since then the poor loyal Dawes has been relegated to hack bike, as I hauled myself to work down the East Wall Road. And still no puncture.
The tyres have regularly been topped up with air, but never completely deflated. Does this mean there’s ancient air in those tubes? Or French or Italian air left over from the trip?