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    RacingBear UmneyDurak's Avatar
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    Fun ride big kudos

    So I went out to Kings to TT the shiznit out of it again, since apparently last time I didn't start from the right spot. This time I started from the side road instead of the stop sign, on fresh legs and without fender rubbing on my rear wheel and just did high temp all the way up. By the way I was right it takes about 30 seconds to get from side road to the stop sign.

    Anyway as I was coming down my front tire blew out. Yey! Pulled over took the tube out, checked the tire didn't find anything. Checked the rim, didn't find anything. I put the new tube in pump up with CO2, put everything back in to saddle bag, next thing I know I hear a loud pop and tire goes flat again. One of the cyclists who was coming down, loaned me his tube, helped to examine the tire and rim. Nothing was found again. Conclusion we reached is that it might have been a pinch flat in a spot where my rim is bent. He takes off I put the tire in, this time triple check there is no pinching. Pump up a bit with my hand pump, check again, then inflate all the way with my second CO2 cartridge. It blows again! @$@#$#@ I start examining the tire again, and finally discover that it is become undone right near the rim about same spot as the dent in a rim, but on the other side. I remembered I have a patch kit, so tried that. Stupid thing doesn't stick (it's not an instant one). At this point I said screw it and called for a ride.

    I would just like to thank the guy who stopped and loaned me his tube. I am sorry I didn't ask for your name. I also want to thank all the cyclists who asked if I was ok, and another guy who offered a tip of boot strapping with ductape.

    UD
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    crazy bike girl msincredible's Avatar
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    Sorry to hear your ride didn't go so well...very glad you didn't have an accident when your tire blew out on the descent though!
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    Thank You. I think riding motorcycle more regularly and watching you on a twisites helped.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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