Nailed Again

I suppose that if you’re going to get a nail through your tire, Easter weekend is an appropriate time to do it.

Kevlar-reinforced tires do a decent job of handling all the broken glass on Oakland’s streets, but even Kevlar is no match for the nails and other debris which lines the gutters around town. (This isn’t the first time a substantial nail has skewered one of my tires in Oakland, so you might think I’d be more vigilant, but it’s tough to keep an eye out for nails when one is worrying about all the potholes, car doors and aggressive drivers.)

4 Responses to “Nailed Again”

  1. Gene says:

    Crikey! When you run over a nail, you don’t mess around.

  2. wordnerd says:

    There must be an Olympic event that requires skill like this.

  3. dc says:

    In The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde wrote (I’m paraphrasing), “To run over a nail once may be regarded as a misfortune; to do it twice looks like carelessness.” I don’t think “skill” enters into it until I run over a nail a third time…

  4. John A. Abel says:

    That is quite a nail through the tire.Looks like a nice clean nail also so it was fresh.

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