View Single Post
Old 08-29-2014, 06:17 PM
mapbike's Avatar
mapbike mapbike is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 5,379
Default Re: blew a tube. gah

I have had two blow outs since 2009, one was while I was cruising at around 35 MPH, it took all I had to keep that bike upright when she blew....LOL I was all over the side of the road for a little ways and finally got it into the grass and dirt when I got-ur shut down, yep it was a heck of a ride, fortunate I wasn't in a corner when it let go, that would have got ugly real fast..ouch!

Second blow out was with bike parked just outside my shop, had just made my fastest all time MPH run on the old 1963 Western Flyer 20-30 min. earlier, which was a GPS'd 50.3 MPH, if that tube would have blown while on that ride, thre is no doubt I would have gotten hurt bad.

This last experience was when I decided the high speed runs on my bikes are over, 50+mph is just to fast and it just ain't worth the risk, I'm just cruising from now on in the 30's - low 40's and I am using better tires and tubes also, no more 50MPH for me on a bicycle.

I dont always ride WOT, but when I do..I do my best to keep the rubber side down..Ride safely my friends!
Reply With Quote