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Usually I avoid multi-use paths with my road bike, as dodging goose poop and young lovers on roller blades ain't really my bag. Today the weather was so nice and I wanted to explore some new areas, so I almost didn't notice these things, as well as the various curb jumps and glass bits and other crunchies that litter the MUP. Actually, I didn't notice them at all until crashing while making a turn onto a spur path. I also had no idea my front tire was mostly deflated until I was crawling off the ground, although I had been rolling across various detritus for almost 50 miles, Bloody elbow, bruised hip, etc etc

So MUP 1, JohnHemlock Nil. I won't be seeking a rematch.
 

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When MUPS Attack!!!!
 

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Don't blame it on the MUT, I had exactly the same thing happen to me out on the street. Tried to make a right turn and discovered (as I tried to regain control) that my front tire was down to virtually nothing. I didn't crash, but avoiding that caused all kinds of heart rate problems, squirting adrenal glands, bad words, unclipping and using legs as outriggers and praying.

I learned my lesson, I stare at my front tire 100% of the time now. The hell with the scenery.
 

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Bike (Merckx steel) survived nicely! My dignity took the only serious blow. And I was encouraged by the two or three riders that asked me if I had everything I needed while I was installing a new tube. Restores my faith in humanity.

I think this was probably precipitated by a random thought about twenty minutes prior, that random thought being, "Man, I haven't flatted in a long, long time!"
 

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JohnHemlock said:
I think this was probably precipitated by a random thought about twenty minutes prior, that random thought being, "Man, I haven't flatted in a long, long time!"
Well there you have it, you jinxed yourself. :cool:
 

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JohnHemlock said:
I think this was probably precipitated by a random thought about twenty minutes prior, that random thought being, "Man, I haven't flatted in a long, long time!"
never fails.
 
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