I was riding with my wife yesterday afternoon before we left for a wedding. We were riding the bike path at the Headquarters library in Jonesoro, GA. I had extended the ride to a new personal best (especially for being an uber-clyde). We rode over 6 miles on the fairly flat bike path. Even with gearing an uber-clyde has to fight physics and that ain't easy. At what I've measured as the 1/2 mile mark when starting the ride I was passing that point on my way back to the truck when I heard a pop and noticed the bike didn't quite feel right. I pedaled for a little while and it was ok but in the back of my mind I figured something happened. As I loaded my bike in the truck I grabbed a couple of spokes just to test and as luck would have it I grabbed in the right area. They felt a little loose then I grabbed another and found the broken one. I popped near the hub. Is that common to pop there? Since April 1st including yesterday and some crappy weather for the month of May and a busy schedule I have ridden 70.42 miles. My goal originally was to be at over 15 miles by the end of the summer. I'm hoping to be at over 10. If I can get above 10 by the end of August I'll be extremely happy. My Carmel 3 26 has been great and the guys at Epic Bikes in McDonough, GA are awesome. I'll be seeing them Monday or my wife will if I can fit the bike in her vehicle.