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    premonitions

    I was planning on heading out for a nice long ride today -- either Jersey Shore, Nyack, or a Staten Island loop -- but felt wrong for some reason. I don't normally get punctures, but I was really, really worried about being trapped on Staten or something with a flat, and I just had ordered resupplies (tubes/patches/etc) from Nashbar but had not yet received them.

    So I decided to ride a few CP laps on the fix for both exercise and to see if i'm too slow to show up for the Monday CP races (answer: yes).

    First lap went fine... second lap went fine... cruising around the corner near the bottom of the park at Columbus Circle... PSSSHHHHHHHHHHH.

    Roll to a quick halt and see a HUGE (1/2" or so) gash through the tread on my front tubular (a POS Criterium tire made in Thailand. Blech.) Ended up having to walk over to 59th/5th to catch the train home...

    Lesson, as always: bring the patches/spares, and friends don't let friends ride crap tires.

    -s

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    .....funny, not cycling related, but I just rented a Japanese video the other day called 'Premonitions'..... interesting flick...
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    If you had taken your original route would you have flatted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKRG
    If you had taken your original route would you have flatted?
    of course, crappy tire = flat , where ever you go. This isn't really a premonition but just common sense to not take a long ride with crappy tires in messed up urban streets without backup.

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    where do you ride in staten island? i usually meet up with friends in bk and ride there or manhattan. i live on si, i rarely ride there (moved here somewhat recently). is there a good loop to take?

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