Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Spin

Today turned out to be a nice day after yesterdays big windstorm and cold, so Kathleen and I went out for a ride.   It was the big experiment today, being the tinkerer that I am, I went out yesterday and got a set of tubeless tires for the bike, as the new wheels Kathleen got me for Christmas are tubeless compatible.   We spent a couple of hours last night mounting them up and putting the sealant in, so today was the first real world experiment.   The beauty of the tubeless tires is you can run them at a lower pressure, so they do more to insulate you from the bumps and such on the road, as they are not subject to pinch flats like tubed tires are.  Also because of the sealant, hopefully flat tires will be a thing of the past.  My first impression is that they are great, we rode across bricks and cobbles today, and they were much smoother over the rough stuff.   Anyhow, we headed initially towards the Inner Harbor, where they are busy fixing some curbing/landscaping along the bike path so the route was diverted through this little bit.
Then a quick stop at Race Pace, they had lent me a longer tire lever to put the new tires on, thankfully it wasn't needed. We kibbitzed a little at the shop, and weighed Kathleen's bike (19lbs) before heading out to noodle around. We continued on over towards the West Side, and passed this bit of street art at one of the storm drains.
Right across the street was this bit of art, the sign was completely unreadable.
A little further up we rode by this block of North Strickler Street where the folks had painted up their row houses in a pretty colorful palette.
Then it was back around towards the homestead down Druid Hill Avenue, first passing this mural.
Then a block later this one.
After that it was back to the house to get cleaned up and figure out a plan for dinner.

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