nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby MikeyD360 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:03 pm

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/in-d ... 6249261012


This is shameful - who ever is responsible has not only potentially ruined the day for any Challenge riders unlucky enough to be caught out, but potentially could have caused massive issues for the pro teams on the world stage had this not been found sooner.

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Re: nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby sogood » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:07 pm

Shameful that there are people with such low ethical standards in our society!
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Re: nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby jet-ski » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:19 pm

hm, note for next year = make sure I bring spares and patches on the TDU community challenge ride :P
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Re: nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby Fresh » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:22 pm

Hope karma catches up with those who did this.
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Re: nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby m@ » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:36 pm

Haven't been any sightings of Shane Warne in SA, have there? :wink:
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Re: nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby RonK » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:19 pm

m@ wrote:Haven't been any sightings of Shane Warne in SA, have there? :wink:

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Re: nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby PA » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:35 pm

It happened at the Adelaide Formula 1 Grand Prix many years ago. They had been dropped in one of the overpasses and they would rain down. I remember the trackies at that point needing to check the track between each session to see if any more had dropped.
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Re: nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby trailgumby » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:52 pm

This is not a new trick... it dates to over a hundred years ago, in fact. :lol: Was reading about it in "The Crooked Path to Victory: Drugs and Cheating in Professional Bicycle Racing"
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Re: nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:42 am

Someone got there jollies off.
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Re: nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby msg » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:15 am

I rode the Bupa challenge yesterday, and to me it seemed to have someone stopped on the side of the road with a puncture at 1 km intervals. Dont know if anyone else noticed the same thing but it just seemed like a really high rate to me.
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nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby nutsack » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:30 pm

The downhill section before williamstown seemed to have a constant stream of cyclists fixing punctures, which is where I presume this happened.

I was thinking at the time riding past something must be wrong with surface.
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Re: nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby northboy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:24 pm

i did the ride and picked one up on a downhill run at good pace.

Unfortunateley there are these type of people around.
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Re: nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby mtb159 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:58 pm

Pretty pathetic on their behalf. How is putting nails and thumbtacks all over the road fun... Flatted cause of one those nails, lucky I had a tube
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Re: nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby mmhbeer » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:12 pm

Next years TDU may be a puncture fest. After all of the publicity that it got there will be lots of others that do the same for shits and giggles.
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Re: nails and thumbtacks on TDU route!!!

Postby timbo » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:57 am

From what I've read, its also happened during Melbourne's Around the Bay in a Day ride in past years also.
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