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    Walking back to the car passion

    Well....after over 20 years riding, I finally had a walk out. ~5 miles. Ouch. The light/fast mentality I used didn't work out so well. Cut a tire with only a single CO2 and my sealant just wouldn't hold it - normally I have a tube/CO2/extra sealant etc. Had to shed the shoes and walk barefoot. Never again. But to be honest, it was a nice day and it was peaceful...helped me work out some stuff that I had going on that week.
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    I ride to/from my actual rides (trailheads) between 6 - 10 miles. I do this for about 95% of my rides. What sucks worse than having to walk back to the car is having to walk 10 miles back home. Iíve learned to carry unnecessary amounts of spares with me (packmule style) on my rides. I am under the impression that this extra weight adds to the intensity of my workout (and henceforth, adding to my overall strength/endurance workout) but no government-funded research follows my logic.
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    First walkout in over 20 years! You're pretty lucky. I too, have been riding over 20 years & have had numerous walkouts. Everything from breaking my frame, rear derailler ending up in my rear spokes with a broken derailler hangar, a crank brothers mini pump that didn't work worth a crap, crankarm coming loose & a few more i can't remember. Once in twenty years ain't bad, lol.
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    Sorry to hear, but can't seem to figure out why you needed to walk barefoot???

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    The first time I rode solo, I flatted and didn't have all my supplies. The trail was within riding distance from home but I still had to walk approx 8km (5miles). I learned not to ride alone unless I was fully prepared or to ride with someone else and split the gear
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    Re: Walking back to the car passion

    I had one this spring when I broke a chainstay. Fortunately I was only a mile from the car and it was all downhill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    Sorry to hear, but can't seem to figure out why you needed to walk barefoot???

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    I'm guessing he had the clipless pedal shoes on which are uncomfortable to walk 5 miles in more than likely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awshucks View Post
    I'm guessing he had the clipless pedal shoes on which are uncomfortable to walk 5 miles in more than likely?
    Worse than barefoot for 5 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I ride to/from my actual rides (trailheads) between 6 - 10 miles. I do this for about 95% of my rides. What sucks worse than having to walk back to the car is having to walk 10 miles back home. Iíve learned to carry unnecessary amounts of spares with me (packmule style) on my rides. I am under the impression that this extra weight adds to the intensity of my workout (and henceforth, adding to my overall strength/endurance workout) but no government-funded research follows my logic.
    You are not kidding. When I lived in the UK, I rode 17 miles to the trailhead and would be often 60 miles from home. I have had to walk 20 miles back home, once. Lesson learned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    Sorry to hear, but can't seem to figure out why you needed to walk barefoot???

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    Second ride in new shoes...the heel blister was so bad after the first mile I said @#$# it, and did it barefoot..much more comfy.
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    Rode by the rock that got me today...had all my crap with me today!
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    I broke my leg riding and I rode out 8 miles part of the time with one leg. I did not know it was broke until I got to the ER

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    Luckily it was only about 2 miles to walk out...

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    Have you ever had to beg a bus driver to let you on the bus b/c all you had on you was a 1/2 full water bottles and a Mojo Bar? I use superfeet insoles to keep my feet from moving around in the shoes.

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    I haven't had a walk-out in quite a while because I'm just that good of a mechanic

    I did however go OTB this weekend. It was a good ride!
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    Unfortunately, I've had more than my share of H.A.B.'s, to the point of carrying a ridiculously large pack.
    Friends often laugh & tease when the feel just how heavy it is, yet when shiite happens, I can usually get myself out.

    Last Friday, I had a brake pad disintegrate, and had to disable the rear brake. After reading a thread here by some weight weenie about removing his rear brake to save weight, I decided to still ride, but it was absolutely no fun.
    Sandy corners, switchbacks, and short steep grades all scared the crap outta me,
    and now I know just how big a fool this intentionally brake-less w/w idiot really is..

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    snapped a cone that wound down into my bearings (rear wheel non drive side)....

    took me a few minutes to figure out what happened - then about 2 seconds to realize I couldn't do jack to fix it as I was not carrying cone wrenches....

    had to carry the damn bike for over 3 miles because the back wheel was seized...

    the worst part was the other MBT'rs I saw commented it was funny that a rigid SS was 'broken'....dammit
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    Absolutely 110% agree, always over prepared so I can fix just about anything and not have to walk. Have had 2 walks in my 9 years MTBing, once when I snapped my RD and the suspension design on the them rip9 wouldn't allow SS to work - walked about 3-4 miles before I got to the road and bummed a lift home which would have been an additional 5 miles. Other time was really PO'd and just hoped on the bike and headed out without a pump, burped my tubeless front tyre because it only had in about 15 PSI when I headed out, nice 4 mile walk back

    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I ride to/from my actual rides (trailheads) between 6 - 10 miles. I do this for about 95% of my rides. What sucks worse than having to walk back to the car is having to walk 10 miles back home. Iíve learned to carry unnecessary amounts of spares with me (packmule style) on my rides. I am under the impression that this extra weight adds to the intensity of my workout (and henceforth, adding to my overall strength/endurance workout) but no government-funded research follows my logic.
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    I carry a lot of stuff in my Mule(bike multi-tool, tubes, Co2(2), pump, first aid kit, food, compass, chain link, tire levers, TP, extra bite valve, der hanger, spare car key, bug spray, patch kit). Most of it gets used on riders like the OP

    Walked out a few times. Always from rear der eating sticks. Once because a buddy crashed and had to walk him out(you could see the bone!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    snapped a cone that wound down into my bearings (rear wheel non drive side)....

    took me a few minutes to figure out what happened - then about 2 seconds to realize I couldn't do jack to fix it as I was not carrying cone wrenches....

    had to carry the damn bike for over 3 miles because the back wheel was seized...

    the worst part was the other MBT'rs I saw commented it was funny that a rigid SS was 'broken'....dammit
    Similarly, the drive side cone on an old Shimano rear hub of mine broke loose and wound down into the bearing and the hub cracked all the way across, cone-to-cone. It did not split in half, though. Rolled it backwards to unlock it, but it still wasn't rideable.

    I am pretty sure that no matter how prepared one may be, at some point you are gonna walk.

    My Mom and Dad came out to watch me race once and my Dad was all set up on a good corner with the camera. When I got there I was walking. My front tire had gotten a slow leak during practice, then rolled off the rim on an off-camber descent about 1/2 way through. I crashed pretty good and ruined the rim bead.
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    -Twisted chain. I carry extra lengths, but not enough for that time. 4 mile walk.
    -Broken ankle at the top of Windy Gap trail (not while riding). At least it was downhill to the parking lot, except the last 100 yds.
    -Snapped off handlebar stem dirt jumping (12 years old). 5 mile partial walk home - the binder bolt was still holding so I could ride it on the flats.
    -Tore the rear tire on our tandem. Buddy picked us up about 1/2 way back to camp.

    I would trade the broken ankle in a heart beat, but the experiences are what makes it all real.

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    I've had my share of strolling in the woods with my bike but one incident stands out among the rest: Blew a rear tire pre-riding a section of trail with my son before all the families showed up for the kids group ride. Getting close to roll-out time I had to have my son continue back to the trail head and tell them I'd catch up shortly. Make it back past the car and grab another spare tube before catching up with them. We make it another mile and my tire goes flat again, this time the group (12+) has to wait while I do the bolt on axle dance. Use it as a learning experience for the kids and one of the other dad's describes the process to the kids as I work away. Up and rolling again with my last spare. Another mile in I go flat again and have to bum a tube. This time one guy stays behind with me while the rest of the kids and parents keep going. Up and running again only to flat a couple hundred yards away. I end up doing the walk of shame from the kids ride a little over 2 miles back to the car, while they kept on going. Had to wait over an hour for my son and the group to get back. Chatted up a few people while waiting and the story got more amusing each time.

    Turns out the old tire on the used bike (new to me) was extremely loose on the rim. I tore the stem off the tube all 4 times since the tire was sliding on the bead. The small hand pump was not putting out enough psi to seat it tight, which I figured out during my extended wait.

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    Walked out 3 miles last week. At the very top of the climb, on the decent side, blew a bead and realized I had forgotten my pump in my other bag. Several riders rode by and not one single offer for help. I asked a couple guys, but nobody had a pump.

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    I walked out almost 2 miles my first ride after going tubeless. I guess I didn't let it sit and seal right and was running too low of a pressure and after a crash burped out a lot of air. Tried riding it down a hill after walking some and burped out the rest. I didn't have my hand pump presta converter valve. It was laaammeee. However, I haven't had problems since and I love the tubeless set up now.

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    My walkouts

    First ride, new bike- Stem came loose from the steerer tube and wouldn't tighten back down.
    Apparently there was too much grease in it. A few miles

    Crash- bent frame, fork, a little bruised. Actually was riding out carefully but came up to a park ranger and hitched a ride. Good thing because it was probably close to 10 miles.

    Flat tire on my way back to the car. Had the stuff to change it but was only about a mile from the car so I decided to walk it out.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by likeaboss View Post
    I carry a lot of stuff in my Mule(bike multi-tool, tubes, Co2(2), pump, first aid kit, food, compass, chain link, tire levers, TP, extra bite valve, der hanger, spare car key, bug spray, patch kit). Most of it gets used on riders like the OP

    Walked out a few times. Always from rear der eating sticks. Once because a buddy crashed and had to walk him out(you could see the bone!)
    I am always the guy fixing everyone's bikes trail side..converting them to single speed with busted der. hangers, helping folks with tubeless, etc. I didn't pass a single person the whole time as I walked back. I must have really done something wrong that day.
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    I was out of stans so I threw in some tubes and grabbed two spares for a night ride. It's 3-1/2 miles to the trailhead, from there it's some hike a bike, lots of short up's & down's with fun switchbacks. Towards the end it's serious climbing with exposure, Well I flatted, quick fix with new tube using co2. 2nd flat was in the rear and the canister for some reason gave me about 10-psi. I was in about 6-miles from the trailhead, so I started back babying it. I was riding with all my weight on my bar ends, (yes short bar ends). Well I pinch flatted. Next I tried cramming my three bad tubes in the tire but that doesn't work because the tire kept coming off the rim. Neo-Moto's are expensive So I'm walking. I take a fireroad slight shortcut but it goes past some remote private homes but oh well it's midnight so I figured the dogs would be asleep. I came up on a rattler and it did not appreciate my pencil beam helmet light, I went way around. Guessing a 7-8 mile hike on a very wore out 54 year old body. Shoulders, back, knee's, all been fixed.

    Worse yet. I told my Daughter (17) when I'm on a night ride and she doesn't hear from me by 2:00 AM to call Doug (He's the only guy that knows the trail) She does but he's not available. Worse yet! I visited my kid at her mom's house that morning and forgot I even told her I might do a night ride. AAAAAND I turned off my phone because this girl I know was on a text marathon so I turned off my phone. Got back at 2:30. drinking a beer and my Daughter shows up with the cops. Scared the crap out of my kid, I felt real bad about that. Idiot

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    A pump never runs out of air Keep telling all the guys who like to only bring Co2 with them. My Topeak TURBO MORPH has worked flawlessly for me for now over 6 years, never didn't have enough air and 200 pumps to get a 2.4" tyre to 40 PSI.
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    I've only been at it for about three years and haven't had to walk back yet.
    The only thing close to walking back was my first time out on a walmart bike my back brakes went goofy and locked up, everytime I used them they got stuck. I slid the pads down so that they didn't touch the rim so I could pedal back. Later that week I went and bought my first real bike, with disc brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I am under the impression that this extra weight adds to the intensity of my workout (and henceforth, adding to my overall strength/endurance workout) but no government-funded research follows my logic.
    I don't have any government stipends to distribute, but will concur with your logic. Beer and subsequent MTBeer cans also add weight and workout intensity. This too a fact not substantiated by funded research, but plenty of research nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    A pump never runs out of air Keep telling all the guys who like to only bring Co2 with them. My Topeak TURBO MORPH has worked flawlessly for me for now over 6 years, never didn't have enough air and 200 pumps to get a 2.4" tyre to 40 PSI.
    I do NOT carry co2. I now have a nice pump velcro'd to downtube. Boy did I learn a lot of lessons in a three hour walk.

    25 years ago I taco'd a wheel. we stood on it to straighten it, removed the canti's. My buddies went on while I rode home with a very bent wheel. 5 miles of surface streets from a place called Tampaland. Looked like a circus clown bike. No walk!!

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    Walking back to the car passion

    Only in second year riding now so I have been pretty lucky so far. I laugh at myself in regards to how heavy my pack is. My worst was having to limp the bike out 2-3 miles when I could only half fill the tire after a flat. So simple but that POS pump is gone and now have a reliable pump in the pack.

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    If you have a flat tire, just pull out the tube, and stuff it with grass/leaves. Then ride it out. Takes about 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    Rode by the rock that got me today...had all my crap with me today!
    Murphy's Law......Now that you have that stuff with you, it will never happen again. Go without, guaranteed to happen again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    Walked out 3 miles last week. At the very top of the climb, on the decent side, blew a bead and realized I had forgotten my pump in my other bag. Several riders rode by and not one single offer for help. I asked a couple guys, but nobody had a pump.
    Wow, how odd - I have never once stopped, even for a breather, and not had pretty much every passerby ask if I needed help or tools.

    As for walking out; I keep most everything I need to prevent that in my Camelbak. Except for the one time I fried my rear hub and had to walk my bike 4 miles out because it had become a "fixie."

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    was carrying plenty of tubes/patches when my pump wouldn't work. about 8km to the car, but was over 40C on the oaks trail. A very popular trail, but not on a weekday in that heat. walking in clipless shoes sucked, but the ice blocks I got at the first store I found were great. in that slog out I decided to do something about the job I was getting to really hate, got home and called in my resignation. so a very good ending.

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    I've had two walk a bike (WAB) episodes: snapped a derailleur hangar and had ~1 mile WAB and a few months later (on the same trail) walked ~2 mi following a grade 2+ shoulder separation.

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    I've not had much luck this year with derailleur's:

    - First time I was exploring sections of an area I was not that familiar with, so not even sure just where the heck I was (even with a map), so after it snaps off, I just pick a direction and starting the H.A.B. After about a mile, I figure out where I am and it's a smooth (sarcasm) 4 miles to the car.

    - Second time I was in a group ride and a newer rider pulled off the trail, but not far enough, so I go off trail to get around and a branch bends the crap out of it. I was able to bend it back without breaking, but could only ride it in 1st gear about 3.5 miles back to the car.

    - Third time I was with two friends and used a shortcut trail that I thought would be cleared of debris, but was awful. Snapped it off, but my friends were able to convert it to a single speed so I wouldn't have to H.A.B. about 5 miles. That made my have new respect for the SS riders out there.

    - The final time I was literally 30 minutes into my ride and I go slightly (like 2 feet) off trail to avoid a rock kicked up by horses, and you bet, right through branches pretty much covered by leaves - bent it right into the spokes, which luckily didn't break. Couldn't do anything with it, so pretty much dragged and carried it 3 miles back to the car.

    20+ years of riding and not a single derailleur issue and 4 within 3 months.

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    I think that tells you something, stop going off trail, if you can't pass, stop. When I build trail I put debris off trail all the time for this very reason to stop guys who want to race going off trail to pass and thereby ruining the trail.
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    I've not had much luck this year with derailleur's:

    - First time I was exploring sections of an area I was not that familiar with, so not even sure just where the heck I was (even with a map), so after it snaps off, I just pick a direction and starting the H.A.B. After about a mile, I figure out where I am and it's a smooth (sarcasm) 4 miles to the car.

    - Second time I was in a group ride and a newer rider pulled off the trail, but not far enough, so I go off trail to get around and a branch bends the crap out of it. I was able to bend it back without breaking, but could only ride it in 1st gear about 3.5 miles back to the car.

    - Third time I was with two friends and used a shortcut trail that I thought would be cleared of debris, but was awful. Snapped it off, but my friends were able to convert it to a single speed so I wouldn't have to H.A.B. about 5 miles. That made my have new respect for the SS riders out there.

    - The final time I was literally 30 minutes into my ride and I go slightly (like 2 feet) off trail to avoid a rock kicked up by horses, and you bet, right through branches pretty much covered by leaves - bent it right into the spokes, which luckily didn't break. Couldn't do anything with it, so pretty much dragged and carried it 3 miles back to the car.

    20+ years of riding and not a single derailleur issue and 4 within 3 months.
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    Like a few before, CO2 has been my problem a couple of times. I started carrying a small Lezyne hand pump in my Camelback about a year ago for insurance. Cut sidewalls and CO2 are everyone's nemesis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZmyDust View Post
    Luckily it was only about 2 miles to walk out...
    Holy bottom bracket, Godzilla!!

    No injury I hope.

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    Few weeks ago I went out riding on a beautiful hot day.

    I got some miles from the starting point and the bike went kaput. Freehub died.
    Can't fix except at a shop; they didn't have it. Only place where I could find that part was ebay.

    So I had to walk alllllllllll the waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back to the car for about an hour, hopping on the bike and coasting when I could.

    Got to the car and thought 'I can take this bike home, get the backup bike, and come back. Genius!"

    Look out the the window...the windshield had cracked all the way across from the heat. There had been a tiny crack before.

    Started the car...then the charge light went on, so something else I need to fix.

    Got home, swapped bikes, got back to the starting point and headed east riding for a change.

    I got a few miles up the river, and sat on a nice bench to enjoy some sun and get over the first bike and my tiresome walk.

    I hear 'ssssssssssssssssssssssSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSS!'
    and see the front tire deflate to near-zero pressure.

    So I popped the wheel off and found the tiny hole, and prepped and patched it (I'd forgotten to bring a spare tube this time...wait for it...).

    Put it all back together then took a break before I started riding again.
    1 minute later, 'SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!'
    Another flat. Same spot.

    So I took it all apart and found that the patch failed. I used a different one. Reassambled. Pumped.

    Started riding again. 'SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!'
    "FFffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuu!" None of the other patches would work.

    On the plus side, I did an impromptu class on how to fix bike flats for the kids who'd seen me working on it and came by to watch. They were puzzled why I inflated the tube and then held it under water to watch for air bubbles.

    So I had to walk again, for over an hour, back to the car after 3 failed patches and 2 broken bikes.

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    Broken derailleur hanger had me walking back to the car last Saturday.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Very uplifting.

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    Wow, this sounds like a 54 miler I did a number of years back.

    Scenario - 2 CO2 cartridges. 1 tube and 4 patches. NO PUMP..........

    Got through the first of many climbs to come of this 8000' drop over 54 miles of jeep road riding. First rocky section descent. Pinch flat.........Oh well, no problem. Take tube out and put new tube in and use CO2 cartridge to air the tire up. But hey, I need two cartridges to get proper tire pressure. But while airing up the first flat.........SSSSsssssssssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhh hhhhhhhh.....Yup, that same sound you heard. I had a 2nd pinch flat on the other tire. So I take the tube out and patch the sucker and air up with the 2nd cartridge. Of course I told my friend to go ahead because his wife was just cruising along (because she's a slower rider). Well, even at slow speed, she can cover a lot of ground.........in the time it takes me to patch and fix and fill the 2nd tube.

    So I jump on the bike and start hauling a$$ to catch up to my friends because they have a pump. Well, I'm trying to be gentle on all the rocky sections................Until............Ssssssssh hhhhhhh....

    Pinch flat AGAIN!! Start running with the damn bike so that I can hopefully catch them and be able to FIX another pinch flat AND use their pump to air back up..........What a long day that was.

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    FYI and I know you'll kick yourself for not thinking of it, but if it was only one hole and you couldn't patch it you could have cut the tube at the hole and then tied it back together to negate the hole. Would have had a bumpy ride back, but at least you'd have been riding instead of walking
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    ................So I had to walk again, for over an hour, back to the car after 3 failed patches and 2 broken bikes.
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    Back in high school I bought my first real mountain bike. My buddy was excited and decided to grab his steel Trek MountainTrack and follow me through the woods. We come around a corner and my suspension fork eats up the drainage ditch real well, his steel fork not so much. He ends up folding the frame in on itself. I'll never forget the walk back with him carrying a bike with the two wheels touching. Luckily it was only about 3 miles.

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    I was riding down Guardian's Trail in Chico (green gate for those of you who know) when I was still very heavy. I snapped my fork on a drop and,....well you can't do much about that. Luckily I didn't get injured and I climbed up this super steep hill going up to our local frisbee gold course. My brother followed behind me and when we got to the top my fat butt was way too tired to ride up to the shuttle vehicle so I stayed at the golf course while he rode up the highway (steep road climb on 2.3 nevegals) back to the shuttle vehicle. Not a fun ride that time. Fast forward a year and 65 lbs less me and some buddies were going down that same exact trail when we just all had the worst flat day to this day! We all ran out of tubes, patching was getting old so on my 3rd flat I said screw it I'm done. They were able to still ride down and I climbed back up that same overgrown hill that I had climbed a year ago but this time when I hit the road I was able to run down Highway 32 from the golf course all the way down into Chico which is about 4 miles with my bike on my back and 100 degrees. Thank god for the weight loss and not converting to clipless yet, I would hate to even try that with my bike shoes. Fun times on Guardian's Trail!

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    Summer '89 I blew up my freewheel just as I crested the dirt road hill and hit the trailhead. That was a 12 mile coast and push back to the car. Dropped the seat all the way and pushed like it was a big skateboard. Not too bad...

    Summer '90 my fork folded at 10am. This one sucked! I didn't make it back to town until 6pm the next day. Cold, tired and stupid hungry.

    The only other walk out was due to dead batteries on a night ride. Twisted both ankles but made it back to the car before sunrise...

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    I went for a big fatbike ride one time with about 5 guys. Right at the trailhead one of the guys had a flat. No spare. No one else had a spare. I had one.

    Funny thing was they had just told me how many thorns were on these trails. I was thinking "if it's so thorny, why don't you guys have spares".

    Anyway's I had sealant in my tubes so I figured I was good to go, and the ride wasn't going anywhere until this guy fixed his tire, so I gave him my spare. Guess what happened at about our furthest point out. Yep, I got a flat and my sealant wouldn't seal. Of course there were around 8 other thorns stuck in my tire that had been there for god knows how long. Ever try to patch a tube covered in sealant. It doesn't work. Well I made it about halfway home by pumping up my tire every 10 minutes, but then the valve stem broke off. Time to walk. The other guy did not offer my tube back .

    Morals of the story:
    1. Carry more than 1 tube
    2. Don't give away your last tube
    3. Bring alcohol wipes if you're using sealant. You can clean the tube with alcohol and then it can be patched. Water doesn't cut it.
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