Since I assigned myself the challenge of riding 23 of 31 days in May, I knew it had to start today. So with winds blowing, I got up and got out there this morning. The winds were from the NNE at 18 gusting to 30. This meant the steepest grade was into the wind.
I was actually feeling pretty good riding this morning. It was a bit of a struggle on the one section of my route, but I was enjoying it. That is until I ran over a small rock with my rear wheel and shortly thereafter was on a flat tire Again. Seems the place for my tires to go flat is around the fastest corner of my route.
Anyway, I ended up walking the bike the last 3/10 mile back to the house. I made it over 3 miles so the ride does count for my personal May challenge, but I'm not too happy about it. I love the lower rolling resistance of the Gatorskins, but the fact that they don't seem to handle the road debris as well as I need them too is an issue. I think I'll be switching tires this evening so that I can have more confidence in their ability to handle the small debris which is invariably on my rides.