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Seventeen miles into my ride yesterday I finally put a real hole through one of my tires (tffffffffft-tffffffffft-tffffffffft). No mere pinhole, this required me to use the roadside remedy of using a folded dollar bill as a boot between the patched tube and the tire, to prevent further herniation. I took this picture to show the damage, the structural fiber of the tire shredded and splayed out. The tube, so far, is holding. The good news is this incident gave me some important tire-changing practice (bonus: it was the rear tire).

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