Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Goatheads And Ants!
So that is the ant problem.....The other problem is the goathead problem. With all the rain, this has been a bumper crop for goatheads. Now, I am running on a clean car lane wide dirt track around the luna county maintenance facility and on the paved asphalt bike path....but it doesn't seem to matter! I am now getting between 15 and 20 goatheads per shoe sole every time I head out. This is a pain in the ass, but is easily resolved with about 15 minutes of work with deb's old eyebrow tweezers. But the other problem, is bike riding! I have ridden my new single speed bike three times to the gym, only to come out and find a flat tire from goatheads. Now I paid extra to have these gatorskin tires put on the bike, but I should have done more research. All the bike blogger guys say they are not substantially better than regular tires. SO, a week from saturday when I head into las cruces to run a 2 mile race, I will head over to the bike shop and have them put tire liners in the tires as well as thorn proof tubes, or talk to them about filling the tires with slime or something. The liners on my other bike have been flawless.......not a single flat since I bought the bike, so I gotta believe they know what to do.....in the meantime, it is driving the passat to the gym!