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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:43 pm 
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apart from the obvious "take a tube/etc" answers.
i was only riding to a horse show about 7 miles away....psssssss!!!!
remembered a write up in a mag about emergency repairs......so i filled my rear tyre with grass......got me home!!!!
it was a bit hot to not be riding. i had nothing to loose.....and it worked!
what have you done to get home? :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:19 pm 
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They'll still catch you; those little Spaniels are b*stards! Image


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:25 pm 
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I normaly fill my bar ends :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:54 pm 
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I once took the front tyre and tube off and rode back over the fields on just the rim, got me home!
Now I always carry a spare tube (or two), plus a puncture repair kit.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:25 pm 
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BITD I used a Marathon wrapper to get me home and that was half way around a Levisham . Goathland loop. Hehe.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:43 pm 
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Crisp packets scavenged from the undergrowth to cover a cut in the side wall of a tyre.

Zip ties to hold tyre onto a very split rim.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:45 pm 
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In the unlikely even my slime tubes gov up the ghost I fit a spare, or phone Woman to pick me up in the Landie.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:09 am 
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Split the sidewall on the road bike's rear tyre on Friday - called out the 'team car' for a replacement bike...

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D'oh!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:44 am 
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team car couldn't be called........she was team horse that day, no boot space at all!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:17 am 
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Trebz wrote:
BITD I used a Marathon wrapper to get me home and that was half way around a Levisham . Goathland loop. Hehe.


I've got to ask, it's been itching at me for a day or so - how did you use the Marathon wrapper (and props for accuracy, it would have been Marathon BITD, and not "Snickers" (spit))?


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