I don’t get more flats with wider tires – but not less either. Maybe one or two a year.
I would expect a rider to get more flats on a wider tire IF the tire pressure is not reduced to account for the larger air volume. If you are putting the same psi in 25 or 28mm tires as you use in 23mm then the casing will be stretched tighter. The more…[Read more]
Minneapolis might be easier to fly into, especially the way bikes tend to get left behind on those short hops from a hub to a smaller city. Do you have an airline picked? How many is “we”? You’re not weirdos are you? I’ve flown to Kona more than once with no written plan for housing, and have not slept on the beach yet. If you get to…[Read more]
If it is deep, 23 will be on the skinny side. It will require some skilz. Why not just use wider tires – all week. Or all year? At 20mph there’s really not much measurable downside to something even as big as a 28.
As per usual, auditions are open any time the Dragon formation is on the road, you just have to find us. We did an off-Ragbrai performance in Dubuque on Sunday night, and dang was it fun. We’ll be riding Tuesday through Friday. Rush tickets are available.
I am working on my playlist, the rest of the team is doing the same. If you are early…[Read more]
I’ve ridden thousands of miles of upper midwest gravel in the past 9 years. Here are some hints:
Lower tire pressure is your friend.
25mm or wider tires are your friend, wider rims will give you the same end result, but I doubt any of you are going to purchase new wheels for gravel. 32mm or so is ideal and can be plenty fast on the road at 60…[Read more]
I saw that guy on the antique bike a couple times at PBP. As in, riding it. I think he finished too. In 2007 he had the whole french kit straight from central casting, and the string of onions. Hope he didn’t bring those vegtables all the way from Paris. In 2011 he was pedaling an 1890 something bianchi(?). I believe he’s a Brit.