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New shoes…

As mentioned in my last post, my tyres are shot, they are 4 years old, and the new route to work is more off-road.

A back in 2012 we discussed tyres and the Schwalbe Durano Plus have served me well. They’ve “a Kevlar SmartGuard belt for extremely effective protection against penetration punctures… …a level of unparalleled protection…” as they say.

Here they are after 4 years with only a few incidents (you may remember THE SHARD back in 2013).

I switched from 32mm Schwalbe Durano Plus tyres, which have been fantastic! I’ve changing to 35mm Marathon Plus Tours – the LBS’s closing 😦 and selling stuff cheaply.

As I say, that the new route to work is off-road, and a lot of it is rougher ground than I am used to. But, the old route, which I still use part of, may as well be off-road. The cycle path, bike route option, is poorly designed and poorly maintained. Take a look at this section down Melton Road. Leicester Cycle City? Humm.


By julesprichards

Anchoring in the shire, with family, friends, coffee and cheese… always looking…