Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What are the Odds?

Three flats in short succession last week. I finally got around to looking at the (second) one from Mothballs:


...and plucked out this chunk of wood:

What I'm wondering is, how exactly does one get a flat like this when riding on the pristine pavement at Research Park? And what are the odds I should get it? Figure around 20,000 laps had been completed in earlier races that day ...8.5 hours of racing, 1:20 per lap, 50 rider field size average. And somehow after all that, a little dagger-shaped piece of wood pops up straight and I ride over it. I can only laugh at the improbability!

2 comments:

TnA said...

This was in your rear tire, right? If so, it was most likely YOUR front tire that flipped it "just so" for it to stab your tire.

That's a big friggin' piece of wood though! Wow.

Marco Fanelli said...

Yes, but why did it wait until I rode by?