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    SuperGimp TrojanHorse's Avatar
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    Went for a 1.6 mile ride tonight

    Got the kids together, wife.. pumped up 8 tires to the appropriate pressure, filled 5 water bottles, rolled 4 bikes out into the driveway, fired up the GPS... rode up the nasty hill that is my driveway and about 1.6 miles down the road.

    Pssssssssss.

    Went for a 1.6 mile walk home while the wife and kids finished their ride.

    Turns out the blowout I sustained the other day (landed in a weird concrete rut avoiding my daughter) also damaged my tire...

    So I'm walking my bike home (barefoot) and some totally cool other biker dude says "Hey, you OK?"
    and I said "yep, blew out my tire"
    "Do you need a tube or anything?"
    "Nope, just a tire."

    Which of course restored my faith in humanity.

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    Senior Member steve85's Avatar
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    Heh, I didn't even make it as far as you did tonight. I drove to the trail I ride on and my front tire was flat. I didn't even notice it earlier in the day(cause I leave my bike in my jeep and ride around with it). I couldn't believe I just noticed it was flat when it's after 7pm and I'm at the trail ready to ride. It was nice out too, what a bummer.

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    SuperGimp TrojanHorse's Avatar
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    Did you at least go for a walk? I went for a walk.

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    Senior Member steve85's Avatar
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    Yea I did decide to walk instead, a little jog here and there too.(Doesn't take much jogging to get a 390lb guy winded)

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    Well that sucks, at least you weren't 10 miles from home. It does make you feel good when a stranger offers to help out of the kindness of their heart.

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    why were you barefoot? O_o
    If it's peace you find in dying, and if dying time is near,
    Just bundle up my coffin 'cause it's cold way down there!

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