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Old 02-06-2013, 08:05 AM   #1678
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Location: Coweta Oklahoma
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Originally Posted by browneye View Post

In forty years of riding I've never had a flat offroad.

Having tools and spares comes from riding bikes from the 70's. They always broke something or some part fell off.

A few years back I was sitting around a campfire with a few riding buddies and I commented that I had been carrying tubes and tools for over 15 years and had never had to change a flat on the trail.......I changed 3 flats on the trail the next day.

I remember the seventies and even into the eighties, it was unusual for a group of guys to ride for even 2 or 3 hours without having to fix something. Those memories cause us more experienced riders (old farts) to pack way too much shit when we go somewhere.
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