Set out to do 62 mile Chapman Hills loop.
Ride goes very well until I pass Farwell going west on Culver. Hit a hidden field full of razor blades and one destroys my rear tire.
Not thinking straight, I double back and walk towards Bryan.
Nice guy walking to Trader Joe's tells me about Jax Bicycles on Culver. Went there, bought a Gatorskin.
Wasted 1.5 hours walking to the bike shop - a 3.45 hour ride turned into 5.5 hours.
When I puncture and the tire is badly damaged, I always walk back and find the culprit. It took me a few minutes to find
the razor that got my tire. While I was looking I could hear the cars causing other razors to flip over and fly around, so there
must have been plenty.
Avoid Culver (westbound) between Farwell & the 5 Freeway. I tried to, but there is no way to find all the razors out there.
When I arrived at Jax and talked to the 3 mechanics, one similarly lost a tire to a razor while riding on Culver a few days before.
Such a nice area to have road hazards like this.
First time in 4 years that I had a complete tire failure on a long ride - BTW I was 30 miles from home when it happened. It's time to carry a backup tire on such rides.