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    So I lean it into a corner at about 100 and the front 's totally flat ...

    ... some days you just need someone to look out for you. I was out for a ride after getting my spring tuneup at Imperial. Came back from S2S and was heading down Hwy 1 between Taylor & Capilano (through the 2 turns).

    Luckily I managed to save it and get off the highway. When I had it pulled over and was waiting for the tow truck I realized that back had a metal shard in it too.

    Basically I managed to flat both tires at once.

    Then again, i'm still breathing and not in traction or anything

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    I ran over half a leafspring, blended into the road perfect..I was driving a S-10 dam thing came right up through the floor and missed giving me a enima from hell. Gotta remember people, scan tha suface of that road just as much as you watch those cagers....I do now!

    Nice save man that coulda been bad.
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    Wow dude, stop playing the lottery... you just cashed in!

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    Awww damn, that's harsh. Good news is your in once peice.

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    You've got a lot of luck just now. Hope it lasts forever.

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    Bjorn,

    hard to believe.... that your were only doing 100kph . Glad you are OK, time for some new rubber, eh? Hopefully, this is your only bad luck on the bike this year
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    Glad you got through it!

    Today (in the cage) on HWY 1 in the southbound corner just before the 2nd narrows bridge there was a huge steel come-along with chain and hook in the middle of the outer lane. All I could think about was "shit, glad I wasn't on the bike". The rest of the time I was in the car today I was thinking "damn, I wish I was ON the bike!"

    Normally when I see something like this I stop and remove the hazard, but there's absolutely nowhere to stop at this point on the HWY. Hope it didn't cause anybody any damage.
    Transportation is serious business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper 8
    Bjorn,

    hard to believe.... that your were only doing 100kph . Glad you are OK, time for some new rubber, eh? Hopefully, this is your only bad luck on the bike this year

    Well... I _was_ doing slightly more just before. As I approached the Taylor way exit a AMG tuned Benz took off down the highway. So I let him 'sleep' and took the right hander after Taylor way at ... well more

    Then I slowed down due to traffice for the left hander just before the Capilano exit. And that's where I felt it. It's damn hard to steer a bike around that turn when the front has no air. I checked it at the gas station and found that it was completely flat in less than 30 seconds.

    Honestly, I don't think it was bad luck. Bad luck would have had a completely different outcome.

    Be safe out there

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    Glad to hear that you're okay Bjorn. That could have been a nightmare.

    Maybe you should ride slower!
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    Was that your bike back at Imperial. Katana? Custom seat? Red? Two toasted tires?

    It looked like a nail in the back. A very thrashed nail at that!

    Nice Save!
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    Nancy: What's this "slower" thing you speak of? My bike is not very advanced, I don't think it has that feature.
    Seriously, I don't think slower would have caused me to not have a flat.

    NFG: It's blue. Gel seat. But yeah, 2 flats. Big metal sliver (nail?) in the back. Nice round hole in the front.

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    I came upon a dismembered deer in the dark strewn about the highway. No time to dodge. At least I missed the big pieces.

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    Yes, it's nice that you are here typing this without neck braces, casts of any sort or even a bruise. Nice save and obviously some calm and adaptive thinking going on during this....
    A backyard mechanic without a service manual is just like a hooker without a lamp pole.... they are both in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeckyll
    Honestly, I don't think it was bad luck. Bad luck would have had a completely different outcome.

    You are right - I think I should have congratulated you on your good fortune. Good save! Now you have more tips and sage advice to pass on to any newbies (and vets too) if you make it The Swan tomorrow.
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    Glad to hear you stayed on, Bjorn.

    Hey, weren't those tires still pretty new? Or had you already toasted them with the tuna's torque?
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