Got Nailed

Today was my first commute to my new job. It’s about 17 miles each way so if you do the math, it comes out being 34 miles per day.
 
On my way to work I was able to fly and until I hit mile 10! I pulled a Hami! I previously injured my left hamstring about a week ago and I did it again today. Dang I was about to call Priscilla to give me a ride to work. But I had to suck it up and keep riding while in major pain.
 
At the end of my day I decided to give riding back home a shot. I loaded up on Motrin so I figured the pain may be tolerable.
 
About 5 miles from home, I GOT NAILED! The darn thing went all the way through, puncturing the tire and the top and bottom of the tube.
 
 
I saved the little booger to show my joy killer. Luckily the Ibex Corrida that I was riding had a spare tube in its saddle bag (Thanks Moe, I owe you a beer!)

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0 thoughts on “Got Nailed”

  1. Moe says:

    mmm, beer…

  2. Randy says:

    Nuts and Bolts, nuts and bolts, boy did you get screwed! You might want to watch that injury of yours. That old saying of no pain no gain is a lot of shiznit! Take care of it. T

  3. Charles says:

    The nice thing about nails is they stay in the tire to let you know what did it. About half the time I can’t find what caused the flat. I can find the hole in the tube, and orienting the valve to the lable, then find the hole in the tire. I save the little boogers. Most are nails, but I don’t have any glass. Maybe glass just falls out after.

  4. GeekCyclist says:

    I have a little bag of stuff that I have pulled out of my tires over the last several years of commuting. The worst was the bungee hook that tore a 1/2 inch hole in the side of a pretty new tire.

    I blogged about flats the other day after double flatting on a ride. Lesson: Don’t stop checking the tire just becuase you found what you “think” caused the flat…

  5. Varroa says:

    I had similar instance a couple of months ago with a 3 inch wood screw! Check it out:

    http://www.mtbkanata.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=30133

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