After nearly three years of riding tubeless road tyres I got my first puncture today. Not exciting news I know, but notable in that I didn't have a clue I'd punctured until I got home and noticed orange latex (orange seal) all up my seat tube and saddle. Now the obvious downside is I've got to clean it all off, but on checking the tyre there was no noticeable deflation, and the hole was 2-3 mm so not a small puncture. I reckon it happened in the morning as I'd noticed some orangy / brown blobs on my top tube at the cafe, but thought it was muck. Not saying it's a superior system to inner tubes cos of the faff involved, but on this occasion it worked well, with no roadside hold ups, so a thumbs up from me!
2 days ago
It looks as though Gunthorpe is going to be best avoided tomorrow, Andy is pretty sure that Trent Lane and Shelford won’t be passable. I’d suggest going north to Tuxford. Out via Southwell, Caunton, Norwell, Egmanton, back via Kneesal, Bisthorpe/Eakring Hill. About 48 miles, a bit of a headwind on the way back. Phil