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    SuperGimp TrojanHorse's Avatar
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    Gadzooks - when it rains it pours...

    I haven't had a flat in well over a year and then Friday I hit some *@&#$ obstacle in the road *hard* ... got a pinch flat in my rear, dinged my front rim and caused a flat there too about a day later. Two flats. yay. And a dinged rim.

    Sunday I pumped up both tires and hit the road to the tune of about 58 miles, had no problems at all and it was a beautiful day.

    Today, I pumped up both tires, put the bike in the truck and picked my son up to take him to diving practice - POW! My rear tire went flat.

    As it turns out, the sidewall on the tire was damaged, presumably by that hit on Friday and frankly, I'm shocked and glad I didn't have any problems on my long ride Sunday. So, i fire up Amazon on my smart phone, find 2 Michelin Pro 3 service course tires in 25mm (thought I'd try 25 instead of 23 this time) and thank you Prime - I'll have those things in my hands Thursday morning. $32 each because now that the Pro 4 is out, why would anybody want the pro 3?

    So... that's it, just wanted to rant about flats. 3 in 4 days! I don't mind flats so much if they don't stop me from riding, but a blown out tire is a different story.

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    Just Keep Pedaling Beachgrad05's Avatar
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    Yikes!
    Move along....nothing to see here....anymore.

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    did it actually go pow? nothing like the decibels of 100 psi letting go eh? I had a front tire pow once, I almost checked for a bullet hole in me.
    it's not easy being green. The trees are dying because nobody is hugging them anymore. Go hug a tree.

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    SuperGimp TrojanHorse's Avatar
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    LOL, yes it did! I was going downhill at about 30 mph for the first rear blow out (and it was a POW moment, HR went straight to 400) and then nothing like hearing POW hsssssssssssssssssss when you're driving your car down the road.

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