Draining the Wheel

by Chikashi


It’s been 11 days and 340 km since I rode through the wet. On that day, I encountered biblical rain the last 12 km of the 132 km ride. Much of the road was flooded, submerging about a fifth of the wheels in water.

Today I was cleaning the bike and realised that there is still water swishing about in the rear wheel, inside the tyre, although the front wheel was dry. It is not the first time I had rain water in my wheels, but it surprised me that it was still there.

Lesson learned.