Pyro Tim wrote:
Last night I went out on a ride in the Purbecks with Makster and some others. Was a great ride, but on the Nine Barrow Down descent (a long, 11% rocky downhill) I had a rear blow out. According to Strava I was doing 33mph when it happened. I somehow managed to control it, with the rear sliding badly side to side and came to a controlled stop. Unfortunately I obviously couldn't just stop, and had to slow slowly, resulting in a 50 piece shaped rear rim (Anyone got a X517 in silver?). I was extremely fortunate not to come off, as I believe a helicopter would probably have been in order at that speed, on that descent.
Have you had any near misses at this speed with blow outs? Or have you come a cropper?
Yep, done that. Only noticed I'd had a blow out when the tyre started hitting the back of my leg
. Wheel is still in use
You haven't lived till you've rolled a tubular mid pack in a crit.
That would be ermmm 'entertaining' and would require a change of shorts !!
Current steeds :-
1991 Yeti Ultimate, 1997 Manitou Hardtail, 2016 Scott Scale 960,
199? Pace RC200F3, 1989 Jamis Dakar Sport, 1990 GT Tequesta,
1989 Kona Explosif, 199? Park Pre 825 Pro, 1993 KHS Montana Comp, 1992 Trek 1000