A week of punctures

Just a couple of weeks ago I talked to some friends about how few punctures I've had during the last couple of years, zero in fact. Well once again, one should never talk about those things, during last week I had three punctures. Luckily I've kept a reserve of tires and tubes, but still, it is somewhat frustrating to day after day have to make a stop because of a puncture. And before, driving into bumps and sand was no problem, but now, each time there is even a headwind, I look down at the tires and check if I have a puncture or not. And this again also proves that carrying replacement kit with you all the time is crucial.

 First puncture resulted in a big blast

First puncture resulted in a big blast

 Fortunately it is easy to replace inner tubes

Fortunately it is easy to replace inner tubes

First puncture was caused by worn out tires, and the second and third was caused probably by too old spare-tubes. Apparently you should renew your reserves every year or so. Mine were three years old and it seems they get "old" during that time.

 A day later I was back changing tubes

A day later I was back changing tubes

The weather has been perfect, at the moment I'm sitting in the train from Helsinki to Turku and waiting to get out on the bike. It's +30 degrees and almost no wind. Makes me think of Italy almost. Talking about Italy, I have a cycling trip coming up in September. I'll write more about that later, but it'll be superb, really looking forward to it! 

 Waiting to get home

Waiting to get home

Enjoy the weather!