Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Bikes: Cycle Genius RDX Raven, EZ-Sport AX, EZ-3 AX, Gary Fisher 293 29ER, Gary Fisher Marlin 26ER Action Bent Tadpole
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I'll tell you what happen to me once. I was out riding the Little Miami River trail here in Ohio one day on my mountain bike and had my back tire go flat on me. Ofcourse I had all my breakdown stuff with me, then when I took the rear skewer out I forgot to put the little nut back on the skewer rod. When I was putting everything back together I realized that I was missing that little nut, it was somewhere in the grass where I laided everything together. I'm telling you I was going nuts trying to find that little nut in all that grass where I changed my intertub with people riding by and asking me what I was looking for. This must've went on for over an hour me looking though every blade of grass for that little not, trust me I felt like a fool. Knowing that I was only about 3 miles from the nearest town I was preparing myself to carry my bike down the bikeway with the bike on my left shoulder and the rear wheel in my right hand. Then I just noticed a group of about 5 recumbents coming down the bikeway, they all stoped ofcourse and asked the same thing as everyone did for over an hour. Then I noticed out of the corner of my eye one of the older guys got off his recumbent and started going though his rear pannier. Then he walked up to me and said is this what you need, I'm telling you I almost broke down crying I thanked him over and over again. Then all he said just be sure to help others when they breakdown, and everytime I see someone on the side of the bikeway I always stop and make sure their alright. To this day I still wonder what ever happen to that skewer nut, all I know I must've steped on it and mashed into the ground. Now I always carry a couple extra nuts with me, and I always make sure that I screw that little nut back on the skewer when I take off either wheel. I hope that the guy that helped me that day reads this someday. That was a leason well learned, always help others in need.
Thak you so much, I will never forget you
Last edited by EZ-SportAX Curt; 04-02-07 at 06:58 AM.