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Old 02-07-19, 12:31 PM
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I think the biggest hole I've seen in a tire was part of Monday's crash - a hole about one inch square in the sidewall. Not a puncture nor blown off the rim. I had the slide under control even on wet muddy grass at speed, until the front wheel caught the edge of the asphalt path, whose rough edge ripped the hole with a loud, deep-pitch report. I knew I was going to need a new tire but a fraction of a second later I was flying inverted, so it didn't seem important.

And these Continental 4000S tires are supposed to be flat-resistant - sheesh!
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