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Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 09:36 AM CDT

Which side of the road?

Ever thought about tire wear? Not that bored? Well...

Once you get down to a certain point on a tire you can see the interior of the tire. If you have put down that many miles on your bike, you begin also to get down to the base of your own riding. When I went to investigate tire wear, I ran into an article that explained that front tires wear more on the left side because there are more riding miles on that side in a left driving country. So as I go into the left turn I tend to swing out away from the line and use that as my most prevelent lean for the bike. The radius of the left turn in a right driving country will be twice that of the right turn. So you spend more time on the left lean and scrape that side of the tire more.

What does this all mean? First, I can check my tirewear best on the front left side of my bike. Second, I spend twice as much time turning long left and short right so itís no wonder I need to practice short left and long rights on the bike. Finally, watching snow fall is more interesting to me than writing about tire wear.

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