Day 14: Climbing

After a long climbing hiatus, I went on to go climbing again today.

Starting climbing again after some time is always frustrating to me – you see what you used to be able to do, but just can’t do it anymore.

Either way, it was good to catch up with Petra again.

Before that, when I inspected Aero, I saw that it had punctured. Probably while cleaning it, I removed a glass shard from the tire and it opened up a hole. Kind of ironic (and good luck) that this happened at home and not somewhere on the road. Unfortunately, the tire milk could not seal it, so it left me with a big mess in the room.

Sealant not sealing.

Not wanting to replace the relatively new tire, I then patched it up from the inside with a regular repair kit and got the tire on air-tight (something I had feared only a few days ago), thanks to help from Timea. The verdict is out whether this will have fixed it.

I am not yet ready to give up on these tires, or tubeless. So I will have to order some tire sealant. Somehow, I really feel the sealant should have fixed the puncture, even though it was pretty big at about half a centimeter. You could also see that it was partially working but then lost air again. I also wonder whether the mixture of the Schwalbe and the old Giant sealant were not working together so well.

Stay tuned for an upcoming report (hopefully not from the hospital).

Tot zo,


Moritz Beller

Moritz Beller

My name is Moritz Beller. I became a full time cycling pro amateur around the Netherlands and beyond to fill a time gap between jobs after temporarily leaving my post-doc at TU Delft. In this blog, I want to share what I experience during my time on and off the road.