They say that lightening doesn't strike twice in the same place, but this afternoon on the way home I punctured my rear tyre in exactly the same spot on the Lowdham By Pass Cycle Path. This time I noticed because there was a bang and I could see (and feel) the tubeless sealant and the bike slowed a little. I thought the sealant hadn't done it's job but when I pulled over the tyre was still firm despite it being a bigger puncture than last time. So I carried on and got home with no problems. Didn't even need to put any air back in. There was however some collateral damage.............as I pulled over it became apparent that like a Tomcat I'd sprayed Dennis with sealant and it was dripping from his helmet, specs and nose! So my apologies to Dennis ........it washes off I swear!!
8 out today. We headed out along the Trent valley to Kelham and Bathley, where Mike Hankin and friend left us. The rest of us (Me, Sue, Llew, Colin, Steve Perkins and Kev Humphreys), headed for Hockerton via Caunton with a tea stop at Newfield Dairy. Back through Southwell, Fiskerton and Hoveringham. A nice day out on quiet roads, but it was cold and there was a rising SW wind on the way back. 45 miles for me at just under 15mph.