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binxnyrwarrsoul
07-15-2012, 10:56 AM
Seems Central Park isn't the only place. It appears some "fans" threw some tacks on the road in today's stage. Nice.

jpw
07-15-2012, 11:05 AM
I had this exact problem on a commuter trail for about six months a couple of years ago. A never identified miscreant dropping carpet tacks every week and puncturing many tires. It became very tiresome INDEED.

Pierre Rolland needs a talking to.

rePhil
07-15-2012, 12:07 PM
The same thing happened around here:

http://www.yourobserver.com/news/sarasota/News/0224201110463/Trail-riders-pinpoint-problem


They even have a suspect:

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120618/COLUMNIST/120619547

It's sad because I don't think many of the trail users can fix a flat on their own.

jonnyBgood
07-15-2012, 09:06 PM
Fans???

It has happened on plenty of big rides around here. Some people just don't like cyclist

rustychisel
07-16-2012, 12:48 AM
Clearly Cadel jumped off his bike at the top of the climb and yelled to Tejay 'a tack' and so he did.

D'oh.

clunk
07-16-2012, 06:08 AM
Yeah, Tejay was definitely on the defensive in the post-race interview. But it must be frustrating to have to ride for someone who almost certainly doesn't have the legs to win the race and may not even make the podium.

Fixed
07-16-2012, 06:19 AM
Clearly Cadel jumped off his bike at the top of the climb and yelled to Tejay 'a tack' and so he did.

D'oh.

Funny
He looked like he ****ed up I bet there was a bad vib at dinner table last night
Cheers

estilley
07-16-2012, 08:20 AM
Last year on the Seattle to Portland ride someone threw down a bunch of tacks on HWY 30 around St. Helens, OR. I guess blowing by at 60mph and brazing arm hairs wasn't enough for them. Someone was even knocken unconcious.

Story Here http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/post_121.html

MattTuck
07-16-2012, 11:33 AM
I think it is Guerrilla marketing from Stan's No Tubes and Hutchinson tires....


in all seriousness, it sucks, I hope they catch the criminals who did this.

54ny77
07-16-2012, 11:42 AM
thanks for the morning chuckle!

Clearly Cadel jumped off his bike at the top of the climb and yelled to Tejay 'a tack' and so he did.

D'oh.

eBAUMANN
07-16-2012, 12:02 PM
just happy to see it was on a climb...imagine the carnage if they had hit those tacks on the descent...

the teejay "a-tack" joke also made me chuckle, best one liner I've heard in awhile haha.