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February Safety Tip – Check your Tires

Wed, February 01, 2023 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

It is the unknown around the corner  
that turns my wheels.  
~ Heinz Stücke  
Long-distance touring cyclist  

The recent deluge of storms has brought a significant increase in the amount of dangerous debris out on the roads. There’s more than the usual amount of glass, nails, screws, and fine wires from steel belted tires. I’ve personally experienced two flat tires during the first two rides of the year, one of which was a front tire blow-out. It’s a good time to aggressively replace tires that have a large number of miles on them, are showing wear, or are just plain old. So, check your tires and the records on the life of your tires (if you maintain that data) and replace tires that are nearing the end of their usable lifetime.

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