On tour this summer, just outside of Yakama on a hot mid-July Day I started hearing a rhythmic thunking as I rode on an overpass. I pulled over and slowly pushed the bicycle forward looking for things dangling, or rubbing or something. And look what I found. This is why I use Marathon Plus tires and don’t even bother messing with other tires on my Atlantis. I rode over 2000 miles, fully loaded, in the…

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Back from the depths

As I alluded to a couple of posts back, my Atlantis has been under the weather and I’d been riding on my backup bicycle.  Well I’m happy to say that after two months in the shed the Atlantis is back and riding better than ever.  So what happened and what have I changed in the last couple of months?  Well lets just enumerate what has failed, been replaced or updated this year. Before I dive…

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