Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm Here to Pump You Up

No...not these guys.



I'm talking about THIS guy:



As I traverse town on bike and campus by foot and sometimes just sitting on a lawn chair outside my house, I see the strangest thing: People that ride with tires under inflated so bad that it's VERY obvious to the naked eye. In my more caring (it does happen once in awhile) moments, I will tell people that their tire is extremely low and they should get air. Some will say thanks and others will look at me like a psycho killer. To those I say: Keep it quiet and don't blow my cover.

How can you NOT realize when you are running 15-20psi on tires that hold 60psi plus? Doesn't the thought ever cross your mind that it shouldn't be this hard to pedal? It's not rocket science people. If you need lessons in pumping up your tires, I'd be glad to show you.

Next up in the shame-on-you bicycle maintenance class: The Rusty Chain....

3 comments:

CDV said...

May-be they are just trying to get a harder workout in. I think it would be a pretty safe bet to say that 80% of the bikes in Vermillion have under inflated tires.

DIRK said...

I can help with the rusty chain. I'll bring a big can of WD40.

eayste said...

I'm going to break...I'm going to break my... I'm going to break my rusty chain....and run...