Bike Commute Diaries: City Tires are Trail Tough

07 May

Don’t be fooled by the demure appearance. The lovely cream tires on my city bikes are steel magnolias: strong, resilient, and ready to face the rocky road ahead. In 18 months of daily commuting, I’ve only had one flat.


About the Bike Commute Diaries: In honor of National Bike Month, I’m sharing 31 short, sweet and surprising things I’ve discovered about bike commuting, one for each day in May. Happy National Bike Month!


Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Commute Diaries


2 responses to “Bike Commute Diaries: City Tires are Trail Tough

  1. Alex

    May 8, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Clearly I need to switch over to whatever you’re using. I’ve flatted 3 times in the last month riding to work. Although I suppose that could just be bad luck. One day I had a metal shard stuck in my tire – there’s no getting around that, really, is there?

    • ladyfleur

      May 8, 2012 at 8:31 am

      I think part of the reason I get more flats on my road bike than my city bike is that roads with faster moving cars have more broken glass and other junk on the side of the road. The neighborhood streets are much cleaner.


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