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Near Catastrophe at Blue Ridge
Mar 31, 2014 - 1:06 AM - by Fuzzy
Fuzzy's Avatar So today a buddy and I rode out to Blue Ridge to get our adrenaline fix in. With the sun shining, dry roads, and a cool breeze, we couldn't have asked for better weather. But who knew such a beautiful day could have ended in absolute disaster.

Shortly after a long and aggressive 4 hour ride, a shinny glimmer coming off my rear tire caught my eye. I looked closely and my eyes almost popped out of the sockets. I found this GIANT metal rod (1/4" thick) just chilling in the side of my tire.

Be it a nail or whatever, I think seeing this has robbed me of my peace of mind. Thankfully I was wearing all my gear from head to toe, but imagining what COULD have happened scares the heck out of me.

For now, the tire is holding pressure but of course I'm not getting back on the pogo-stick until I replace it. Has anyone had any experiences similar to this? Im interested in hearing some feedback from others who may have had similar near catastrophic... [Read More]
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