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Old 1995-04-09, 05:09 PM   #1
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For the past few weeks I have been trying to learn to ride backwards and
idle. I ride forward slow, then stop, crank backwards a little, then I continue
forward. As an aside to this, I discovered that when I ride slow, I can
easially crank or spin the uni around 180 degrees.

I think these spin turns are fun, but holy smokes, I've scrubbed off a lot of
tire tread in couple weeks time. I ride mostly on asphalt now. It would be nice
if I could find some slick concert to ride on. I don't know where I might ride
indoors. I don't know that I want to either since summers' about here. How about
tires? Can anyone recommend a good tire brand. I've recently seen "slicks" in my
local bike shop. I wonder if this type of tire would hold up better. Any
suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks Mark
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Old 1995-04-10, 05:19 AM   #2
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Re: excessive tire wear. [sand on smooth concrete?]

Mark <Qdot@aol.com> wrote:

[color=blue]>For the past few weeks I have been trying to learn to ride backwards and[/color]
[color=blue]>idle. I ride forward slow, then stop, crank backwards a little, then I continue[/color]
[color=blue]> forward. As an aside to this, I discovered that when I ride slow, I can[/color]
[color=blue]> easially crank or spin the uni around 180 degrees.[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]>I think these spin turns are fun, but holy smokes, I've scrubbed off a lot of[/color]
[color=blue]>tire tread in couple weeks time. I ride mostly on asphalt now. It would be nice[/color]
[color=blue]>if I could find some slick concert to ride on. I don't know where I might ride[/color]
[color=blue]>indoors. I don't know that I want to either since summers' about here. How[/color]
[color=blue]>about tires? Can anyone recommend a good tire brand. I've recently seen[/color]
[color=blue]>"slicks" in my local bike shop. I wonder if this type of tire would hold up[/color]
[color=blue]>better. Any suggestions would be appreciated.[/color]

A thin layer of sand on smooth concrete would probably reduce this type of wear.
In places with severe winter weather, sand is sprinkled on ice with salt.
Somehow, some of the sand avoids clean up and ends in various places, including
a few parking lots. In the summer, I take advantage of these sand "slicks" to do
a little uni twisting.

Be very careful though; these sand slicks can be tricky to ride on and may even
hide an uneven surface below that could be dangerous!

Stay on Top, of those sand "slicks",

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com
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