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    My Ride From Hell !!

    well yesterday (my good ride) me and buddy went for our saturday 29er singlespeed ride through yorba linda chino hills state park , its a 27 mile loop i was felling great at the end and asked my buddy if he wanted to go another lap , let's pass im tired , so i made it my mission to go again this morning , i left my truck @ 7:00 am and was back at the truck after my first lap at 9:12 am to get some more gu roctane & a clif bar , i set out on my next lap making good time and fealing great ... until mile 16 and got a flat (i will never go without a pump & patches again !! ) i had to walk for 3hrs and 45 min back to the truck and i feel like crap now as it was a hot & long journey back , my legs are so SORE
    what is the longest some of you have walked ?? thanks... im going to take a nap now
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    I have walked really long ways, but not due to tires, I try to remember air and a tube, the odd injury is normally my cue to hit the bricks.

    I grew up riding in the yorba linda area but when I lived there YL was a couple of streets, a fire station and the Stater Bros. When we moved to Placentia, there was all of 800 people in the town.

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    was that on the Peace? How was the fork?

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    flatting with no tools/spare is pretty much a lesson in humility.

    I have only once left without tubes/pump..............that was a several hour hike.
    time was just under 3 hours I think, but this was before I rode clipless, so not as brutal as it could have been.

    a couple of times, I was on trail, and realized I had forgotten something (tube/pump, lever, etc.)

    I don't have near the problems that I did when I would do 'safety checks' before rides, but sadly my mind has now started to fade, and I am apparently headed that direction again.

    moral of the story is carry more than you need, and you likely won't need it.

    now hopefully I just did not jinx myself.........................

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    i've walked over 3 hours (almost all uphill...so very little coasting involved) because i broke a chain and forgot my chain tool. that was not a good day.

    walking that far isn't that bad normally. but in bicycle shoes, pushing a bike....ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbox
    was that on the Peace? How was the fork?
    it was on my peace 9r as shown , i love the bike & the carbon fork is awesome , i tryed to get the white bros carbon but dealers could not even get them , so i read the reveiws on the origin-8 and found out it is the same fork for 100.00 less

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    A good reason to go tubeless...at least less chances on a flat. I had a couple of flats at Chino Hills and timing was perfect as I was like 1/4 mile from the car.

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    I had an ride where I had all of my stuff to repair a flat with me. Then my pump broke. It caused a 10km walk home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheelboy_490
    I had an ride where I had all of my stuff to repair a flat with me. Then my pump broke. It cased a 10km walk home.

    hahaha. you were MEANT to walk out on that ride.

    I've been very lucky. I've walked about probably 2 or 3 miles after flatting, maybe a tad longer so nothing like a 16 mile hike but then again around here our trails rarely put us that far out from the parking lot without an easy way back.

    The worst though was I had a friend bust a chain at the bottom of a pretty good sized climb back out to the parking lot. It was twisted (somehow) and completely ruined (not that either of us had a chaintool anyway) so me being the nice guy that I am, I stayed with him at an excruciatingly slow (walking) pace. What made it hurt was that I was on my SS and I wanted to see if I could make it up that slow... bad plan... sore legs insued.

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    Things you learn the hard way - dress for the mountain not just the bike and take enough tools along so you don't need to dress for the mountain.
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    Did an endo into a rock garden resulting in 3 broken ribs and a partially collapsed lung. Had to walk/push my bike 6 miles back to the car. Although the distance wasn't that great, the pain more than makes up for it.

    As a bonus I got pneumonia a couple of weeks later from the lung injury....coughing on those tender still healing ribs was verrrry nice.

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    busted my softride stem on a ride at Slickrock. Got lost. 7 hours later, when I could see light again, I walked to the parking lot. Then rode to the campground. Sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike
    take enough tools along
    I have a bag of tools so there is little chance of forgetting something. The bag goes in the backpack and I don't ride without the backpack.

    Some things that I carry:

    - Extra chain, in addition to several chain links

    - Complete set of hex wrenches, in addition to a mini tool

    - Extra tube (sometimes two of those), in addition to two different sets of patch+glue

    - Carbondioxide cartridges, in addition to a good pump (dumped the old bad pump already)

    - Several chain ring bolts

    - Extra energy bars, gels, and electrolyte capsules

    - etc.

    I don't have extra spokes though... Hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    busted my softride stem on a ride at Slickrock. Got lost. 7 hours later, when I could see light again, I walked to the parking lot. Then rode to the campground. Sucked.
    My old Softride stem broke on me on an urban assault ride, going down a set of stairs. The whole thing collapsed and almost sent my face onto the front wheel.

    I'm lucky I still have my teeth.

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