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More BMF and cycling today. I know it’s boring but it seems to be working. Working in that I’m really enjoying it and I’m keeping up exercising every day, working to get me running short blasts faster so eventually I will want to race again and working because I am noticing a difference (not on the scales) but my clothes are fitting better.

Today at Ravenscourt Park we flipped these lovelies!


My single speed is still out of action with a puncture so I’ve been using my new road bike to get around. It has been useful because the regular short rides have helped me get really comfortable and confident on it. Especially after some great online advice from Evans Cycles to rotate my handle bars to improve my reach on the brakes.

Tonight I mended the inner tube for my single speed but the patch failed and I ended up replacing it with a new one. All this putting tyres back on and off was a workout in itself and took ages. I can see why people pay a tenner for their LBS to do it for them!

Juneathon day 17.
1 BMF class (3 miles running), 1 tyre flipped a bit (took 2 of us), 4.3 miles cycled, 1 flat tyre mended, eventually.

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

2 thoughts on “Tyres

  1. Oh the joy of fixing a puncture, why is it always the back tyre too, the one you have to wrestle with the gears and chain also, or is that just my bike

  2. Glad you got the handlebars and brakes sorted, it’s so much easier when you know you can reach and apply the brakes without struggling – Evans are brilliant.

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