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    Bought new tires for the 29er
    Tires arrived, were 28 x 2.15
    Emailed the company that they sent the wrong tires.
    After some research
    I was crying before I was hurt, they fit a 29er.

    Rode 23 miles last night, almost got caught in the thunder/lightning storm on W Seldon.
    New road going in from Church /Seldon intersection
    (West Seldon extention going to tie to Pitman via Beverly Lake rd I think )

    Sign said "road closed" so I rode the brand new paved trail along side the road.
    1st to ride new pavement , Smooth !
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    With the heat, many of the paved trails have trees coming up thru the pavement. Look like cottonwood trees poking thru the hot pavement.
    Lots of rocks & gravel on the paved trails, 4 wheeler again. Street sweepers need to hit the shoulders & the paved trails again.

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    Gotta recalibrate the speedometer for the different tire diameter.
    Hope new tires allow me to be able to ride faster
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    So far
    Liking the new tires.
    I think they are faster & tougher , that counts more than anything.
    Seem to roll down hill faster. Handled the gravel roads OK,
    No trails yet, but for my level, should do OK on the trails behind the college.

    Schwable, Marathon Almotion 453, 28 x 2.15 (AKA : US size 29 x 2.15)
    Front tire only 3 cm bigger, calibrated the speedometer anyway.
    Bike had 29 x 2.20 on the front & 29 x 20.0 on the back.

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    Did the Parks, Pitman, Schrock , Seldon/bog trunk loop.
    Stopped at the ice cream shop on Bogard for a ice cream break , was a hot day.

    A good, mostly level 40 mile (with a1.5 loop around the subdivision) ride.
    Avg 12.9 mph , best yet. I think the better road tires helped.
    Little wind, no pending thunderstorms rolling in. Just a fun ride.

    Map Link : Route

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    Default Part way up Hatcher

    Rode part way up Hatcher, Via Wasilla fishhook & back Palmer fishhook & trunk. 40 Mile round trip
    Fun Ride. Sun finally made it .

    Saw several riders coming down, must have bee a ride from willow over top today.

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    Any chance you could do a close-up photo of the tire tread.........???? And Price........??? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Any chance you could do a close-up photo of the tire tread.........???? And Price........??? Thanks.
    $78, Spendy IMO, thought I was buying truck tires. LOL

    Link to web site:
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_ti...athon_Almotion

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    Thanks..............and "WOW'ZER" that is big money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Thanks..............and "WOW'ZER" that is big money.
    Yea;
    Finding out , like many hobbies, biking can be a "black hole" to throw money into.
    Good tires, good shorts & need pants too. Few upgrades here & there. Cost of the bike is just the beginning . LOL

    But it's one of the few hobbies that pay you back with good heath & fitness.

    For me, riding the mid range mt bike , mostly on roads because it fits me & is comfortable to ride ,
    I'm hauling a 40# bike around with all the stuff.
    I convince myself I'm getting a better workout than those with the $8,000 titanium 12 lb road bike.

    When in reality, if being frugal in retirement wasn't required, it would be nice to have a light weight,
    soft riding, front shock hybrid for roads & the 29er for trails like Eklutna.

    The tires I got are better for what I do & have better protection against flats.
    So I peck away at upgrades.

    I'd have never thought I'd buy a pair of $120 spandex bike bib/shorts after I retired, but I did.
    Wish I had got into biking years ago, not even a year into it & I see the health benefits.
    So spending a little extra $$ for a few upgrades should pay me back in the long haul.

    I mean I rode from Wasilla to near the top of Hatcher & back. 40 miles & it was fun.
    Last year around the block for 3 miles on a 20 year old bike was a workout.

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    Did 32 mile loop, Parks, pitman seldon, bog, SM & home
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    One of my favorites & a mostly level loop.
    With the new tires ,
    personal best time/speed avg ever , averaged 13.3 mph for 30+ miles.


    Evening ride, back a 1030 PM, 58, no wind.

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