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PKemppainen

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Be prepared when you ride!!!
« on: July 11, 2014, 06:08:35 PM »
I got a phone call earlier this afternoon from the Assistant Park Manager.

Apparently these past couple of days, they've had a couple of phone calls to the office from riders on the trails, asking if someone could come out with an air pump and rescue them, because they've had flat tires.

He wanted to know if these riders were really serious. We had a good laugh about it, but more than anything it should serve as reminder, when you ride, be prepared to ride--or be prepared to hike off the trails.

Carry a pack, make sure you have water, and include a spare tube, an air pump or a CO2 cartridge pump, and whatever other tools you may need to change a tube or repair your bike. Maybe even carry a flashlight and a small first aid kit.

Speaking from experience, the trails at O'Bannon have a number of rocks, and flat tires are a pretty common occurrence. Many of us have learned the hard way--it can be a long walk back to the parking lot.













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Re: Be prepared when you ride!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 10:05:34 AM »
Ran across some good ole boys from out of state a few weeks back.  3 of them and they stated they had already had 5 flats and were headed back to go find a store to buy more tubes.
With the recommendations already listed, up your PSI about 10 when going to obannon and your'll reduce your chances of flats by 80%.  traction suffers but it beats a bunch of flats and or replacing a tire due to a ripped sidewall.
Doin the possum trot

 

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