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Old 08-22-19, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by mac mini View Post
I've ridden around Lake Ontario twice. It was my perception that the paved roads in Canada are harder than US roads. I don't know if that's really possible but it seemed so to to me. ...
+1. It doesn't seem possible, but that was my perception as well. As I rode along, going bumpbump, bumpbump, bumpbump ad infinitum I was speculating that the asphalt blend used in Ontario is more durable, but creates wider expansion cracks.

I gather you're worried about wind resistance. Fair enough! I know the wind can slow me down, but I just go for the fattest tires I can fit. Last year I rode around Lake Ontario on 40 mm tires, this year on 53 mm tires. Even on 53 mm tires, I felt each of those bumpbumps and didn't enjoy them much, but I seemed to suffer less than the other riders.
I put new leather on ruined saddles like Brooks, etc. You can reach me by private message.

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