Not D2R2

At the last minute I canceled my trip to D2R2. Jen was feeling ill all day Friday so halfway to Deerfield I turned the car around and returned home to take care of the little one. As frustrating as it was to miss a ride I do need to keep perspective on family – and I managed to get the exterior decks sealed and tear apart and reinstall a new jamb on the front door.

I managed a quick ride on Sunday before heading off for points south for a work road trip. Down through Charlotte to spin my legs into a nasty headwind. The bike was rigged for D2R2 – I pulled the lights and fenders, and installed some Pasela 32’s. I’ve been riding the Pasela’s on the Surly – I’m not sold on them. I really like the way the Conti’s ride…

4 Replies to “Not D2R2”

  1. Bummer, I was looking forward to that ride report. It looks like a great ride.

    I wasn’t impressed at all with the two sets of Pasela’s I had a couple of years ago. I fail to see why they are so popular. They weren’t flat resistant at all and had super soft sidewalls that didn’t hold up very well. ??

  2. Mike, if you don’t want the Paselas we can work out a trade. Or i’ll buy ’em from ya.


  3. I’ve been using them on the Surly when I don’t want the knobby cross tires. For a town tire I think they would be fine… but I’m just not sold yet on how they roll. (and I can only use them on the IF when I pull the fenders…)

  4. Would 30mm Grand Bois tires fit? They roll nicely and feel very comfy. Put them on my friend’s commuter bike – she isn’t a bike geek and doesn’t pay much attention to her bike. I got a text msg that day saying the tires rocked ’cause she was much faster [3kpk @ 23KPH] than usual and very comfy.

Comments are closed.