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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 08-12-08, 05:14 AM   #1
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Flat Tire @ 30 mph

I thought I was toast. I checked my biking shorts when I got home and there were no stains.

I ride on 700 x 23's and there just isn't much for stopping power in the rear with it sliding around while going around a corner on a slight down hill. I am glad I am riding on the shoulder of the highway and there was not anyone directly behind me at the time.

I did find out that I had forgotten to set my pump back up for the Presta valves, and was getting really frustrated with my pump. I forgot that I had helped out someone else that has Schrader valves and forgot to switch it back.

Put in my new tube and back to riding. Ordered 4 more tubes from Nashbar last night and two new tires.
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Old 08-12-08, 05:22 AM   #2
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I thought I was toast. I checked my biking shorts when I got home and there were no stains.

I ride on 700 x 23's and there just isn't much for stopping power in the rear with it sliding around while going around a corner on a slight down hill. I am glad I am riding on the shoulder of the highway and there was not anyone directly behind me at the time.

I did find out that I had forgotten to set my pump back up for the Presta valves, and was getting really frustrated with my pump. I forgot that I had helped out someone else that has Schrader valves and forgot to switch it back.

Put in my new tube and back to riding. Ordered 4 more tubes from Nashbar last night and two new tires.
Thank goodness you are safe. Be careful out there, folks.
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that sucks. Glad you are alright.
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Very scary!! Glad you are o.k.!!
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Glad you weren't hurt; you were very lucky.
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It is amazing how much that little patch of rubber helps with control! Glad you got stopped ok.
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Someone must have been watching over you, good thing you didn't fall out into the road.....
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Actually, you controlled it, came to a stop and fixed the problem... Good work!
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