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Inevitable

17 Jul 2007 at 13:27 Filed Under:
Pink Surly 1x1 in a puddle

Why it is when you think of something you don't want to happen it happens? After listening to a series of loud rim-bangs I thought to myself "Lucky not to get a punch flat" *BANG* guess what... *PSSSSSssss*

Not a nice thing to happen at over 20mph on a very bumpy path. A path who's roughness has increased a huge amount due to the amount of rain recently.

I had it coming though, riding around the local area's been getting less and less smooth on a rigid bike due to the 9 inches of rain in the last 18 days washing all the dirt from between rocks and leaving massive gouges in the trails.

* as you can see the Surly's sporting *another* rear wheel today (hmm red and pink - barf), the SRAM wheel I put in to replace the broken Hope XC lasted all of 10 minutes before that freehub also started to cracking... which is probably the reason the wheel's not been used for two years!

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Simonhttp://www.simonbarnes.net

19:45 17 Jul

I know where you took that pic. I climbed over the metal gate rather than walk through the wooden gate getting my feet wet today :)

matthttp://mattmagic.com

20:19 17 Jul

I did the same today, last week when it was deeper I just walked though as I was already soaking.

WC is very ripped up isn't it?!

Simonhttp://www.simonbarnes.net

20:25 17 Jul

Yeah, bet there were big rivers running along the trail during the storm yesterday.

matthttp://mattmagic.com

20:31 17 Jul

I thought the same, most have been really bad as WCCC doesn't get that wet usually.

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