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    Senior Member NOS88's Avatar
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    Nice day for a walk

    70 degrees, sunshine and my left side pedal snaps off 8.5 miles from home. Yes, it was a nice day for a walk.
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
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    Was a bit luckier than you . . .
    Riding my single bike while spouse did her grocery shopping.
    Front wheel behaved oddly; checked it and the hub needed adjusting.
    Fortunately within a couple miles of bike shop. Mechanic adjusted it in a few minutes and said 'no charge.'
    Continued on my ride and on downhill 'KABOOM' as rear tire exploded. About a 4 inch gash in tire. Certainly not fixable.
    Stuck out my thumb and within 2 minutes a truck pulled up and gives me a lift to where I needed to go.
    A mix of luck, but mostly good.
    All's well that ends well!

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    Was the sky a little "blue" about you two?

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    Reminds me of the day I went for a seven mile walk on the Jordan Parkway Trail, when I flatted on an old Schwinn the one day I forgot the pump.

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    Reminds me of the time by frame cracked about 3 miles from home. It was a nice walk, but carrying a bicycle.
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    Walking is all I can do now that I am in Ecuador and without a bike, but its not so bad, waking is good for a person too.
    Chief Executive In Charge Of Diddly Squat.

    Taking on a long hill is like fighting a Gorilla. You don't stop when you are tired, You stop when the Gorilla is tired.

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    If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.

    In God we trust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnosis View Post
    NOS88, what type of pedal was it? What was the circumstance when it broke; were you pedaling while in or out of the saddle?

    Zonatandem, what tire type and what pressure were you running at the time of your rear tire blowout?
    It was Look Keo. I was simply cruising on a relatively flat section of the road. It wobbled and then...it was on the side of the road.
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
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