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    5/29 RoadBikeReview After Work Ride Report -- $20 patch kit

    We did an counter-clockwise Portola Loop, leaving from the Sharon Heights shopping center. Thien celebrated Jens' win with his CSC kit -- we saw another rider doing the same, but I don't think he had the matching helmet and gloves.

    The big highlight of note was Thien's $20 patch kit, which he broke out after a piece of glass slashed through his Continentals. This patch kit is one of the easiest I've seen to use, so I thought I'd include a photo step-by-step guide:

    Step 1: Prepare the patch kit by folding it twice over



    Step 2: Locate the gash in the tire



    Step 3: Insert patch kit between tube and tire



    You can learn more expert repair tips like this by joining the next after work ride on Tuesday (June 3rd)!
    Last edited by kwc; 05-29-2008 at 10:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwc
    The big highlight of note was Thien's $20 patch kit, which he broke out after a piece of glass slashed through his Continentals.
    That's just how we roll at RoadBikeReview....

    Yes, great ride. It wasn't a large groupride, but rather a cozy group this afternoon. Thanks go out to everyone in the group for stopping when I got my flat.

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    Oh, we also saw a rattlesnake on Portola Road.

    Though it looked dead to me... and I'm not even 100% it was a rattlesnake...

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    Still, it's cheaper than a tank of gas. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious
    Still, it's cheaper than a tank of gas. :-)
    You coming out for the ride next tuesday Fritz?

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    My schedule is challenging, but I'll see what I can do. What's the pace and how far?

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    I rode without a computer yesterday, so I'm not sure the distance... but the pace wasn't hammerhead. You should come... folks that show up are good company.

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    I'll be sure to keep the pace low ;). It'd be cool to ride with you Fritz -- something farther than downtown Paly to the MP bike bridge for once.

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    I'm feeling like a sandbagger now, man. :-)

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    I should be free Tues eve. Had a conflict yesterday evening involving free mojitos and gourmet hors d'oeuvres and uhm, cycling lost...

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    Damn, a $20???? He must not be married, since his wife would have pinched all his $20 bills out of his wallet earlier in the week.

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