Remember to swing by for “Fun with Flat Fixes”: our first installment of Tech Tuesdays this November 12 at 5:30.
Join us for a free evening of mechanical instruction as we explore the ins and outs of “flat” bike tires. Accommodating all skill levels and ages, the hour long clinic will cover the basics of identifying flat tires and replacing them efficiently and easily. From slow leaks to catastrophic punctures, we will equip visitors with relevant vocabulary and hands on opportunities that will allow them to change their own tubes and tires at home.
This is a great opportunity to learn about your bike and grab some free advice from the guys behind the counter of the shop. Bring your questions. We are excited to help!
Team member Kyle R. reported in late last month with a brief tale of his cyclocross experience at David Douglas:
“This is my 3rd race on my single speed, and second time at this park [David Douglas]. They changed the course by subtracting gravel (that ended at least one rider’s season), added a lot more fast grass and more wooded singletrack. The numbers were greatly diminished today, probably because of the race in Bend. So it was fast, relatively wide open, and fun. I started last (31st), because of fear and lack of faith and confidence in my ability. I passed a few guys on the first lap, while the leaders got farther and farther ahead. I passed a few more on the second lap, but by the end of that lap, I was totally exhausted and still had 3 laps to go. I had to start focusing on just riding the best pace I could, and if I caught people that would be a bonus. I kept passing guys and then got held up in the wooded section every lap (my fastest part of the lap), which was a bit frustrating. On my last lap, I had two more reachable people. So when the flat/paved section came, I poured on some power and flew by them, hoping to make them feel like, ‘there is no way to catch that guy.’ Well, it worked and I was gifted with a smooth sail through the woods on the last lap. Also, I got 10th, which felt good, too. I had an average heart rate of 166. Wow!”