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Old 09-06-09, 06:03 PM   #1
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84 rides and 723.66 Miles

and I finally got my first flat...Picked up this unwelcome friend on the commute home today about two miles into the ride but the tire didn't go flat right off..Id heard a funny sound from the rear tire that stopped after five or so seconds after it started, sorta like this crunchy/click with each revolution of the wheel..With it stopping I figured id just picked up a pebble that finally flew out but the hopping from my back wheel grew more pronounced over the next 3/4 mile so I looked at it and sure nuff..Spongy and gettin spongy er..LoL...Used my cell phone to call the wife to bring the van and bail my non self sufficient butt out..



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So now, where is the screw?
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Old 09-06-09, 06:13 PM   #3
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So, um, looks like you got screwed.

Someone was going to write it. Might as well be me.
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So now, where is the screw?
Currently wrapped in paper and in the trash..Maybe I should keep it...Do commuters bronze there first? Lil bronzed nails, screws and Goats Heads...
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Old 09-06-09, 08:29 PM   #5
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So, um, looks like you got screwed.

Someone was going to write it. Might as well be me.
I figured that was coming... Not only screwed but scared also...I went to wally world and grabbed two new tubes and tires, mounted them and took them for a test drive 9:35 at night...Part way into the test run I figured Id ride back to where I got the flat and then back home so I could keep my miles up and not be cheating on the map my ride stats well one section of the commute is a small windy downhill that is totally devoid of street lights..I made it quickly through that section and pedled the slight upgrade that leads to a flat strip of road about 300 yards long when all of a sudden there is a huge crash in the trees next to me. Mind you it almost 10pm and there is zero light cept for my 1/2 watt Planet Bike Blaze. I almost ****, came out the saddle and was peddeling like a mad man...My hair was on end and my entire body was tingling, I never looked back..Did end up hitting 24 mph on the flat which is a personal best....lol..I took another way back home..
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did it take you 84 rides to get 724 miles?
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