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You know your city's roads are bad when....

I looked down today after just taking a cruise this morning for diapers and milk and something instinctively told me to look down. I glance at my rear wheel and notice it..


I start to freak out a bit, but there's an obvious twist in my rear wheel.

I go to hammer on the breaks, out of fear that one of my two axle nuts slide (I've had this happen on my Karate Monkey before - was pretty funny coming to a complete stop thinking WTF?!?!?! and realizing the bike decided it wanted to apply its own braking force).

I notice right away that my rear caliper is modulating on the path of the wheel, which was a relief, if that's possible.

A few 'roadside' adjustments on the true of the wheel and its almost perfect. Now I just gotta waste a bunch of time truing a wheel tonight after work. Fortunately I have my own stand, so at least its free.

But I realized when I was discussing it with my wife later over coffee, the roads here are bad. I mean really bad. Avoiding potholes still nets potholes, I'm just not dying in the misidentified sinkholes.

Brownsville, TX for the extremely curious.
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