My schedule has been very busy the last few days and I’ve been sequestered to the trainer for short quality sessions.
After about 45 min of riding a tempo session on the trainer my rear tire blew out. BANG! or maybe it was POP! Regardless, it was load, especially being indoors.
I did have a slight warning, as I’ve been noticing the threads coming apart on the sidewalls of the tire. I’ve seen this happen before, but I thought I’d have more time, and had planned on getting a new tire today anyway.
The tire, a Conti UltraGator is about 1 year old. The upside was still in good shape, but I think the constant friction on the roller of my trainer caused the sides to deteriate. I’ll be hitting the shop tonight for a new one.