Glass instead of a nail

Sunday, April 8th, 2007 at 11:09pm

As I said yesterday I headed out to cover the path along the Eastern Freeway:

  • along the line from Glen Waverley railway station to Holmesglen railway station
  • around to Alamein railway station
  • up the Anniversary Trail through Camberwell to Kew
  • just after Burke Road leave the trail and head up through Stradbroke Park and Hays Paddock
  • all the way along the south side of the Eastern Freeway (technically the Koonung Creek Trail) to Springvale Road
  • along the north side of the Eastlink construction to the western tunnel portal

Glen Waverley to Donvale (the long way) @

Originally my plan was to head back in towards the city along the north side of the Eastern Freeway but it was getting late and I didn’t feel like riding into the afternoon sun. Instead I simply headed down Springvale Road to get back to Glen Waverley.

But what went wrong? When I stopped at the drinking tap in Markham Reserve between Holmesglen and Alamein railway stations I picked up a small piece of glass in my rear wheel. I was on my way again fifteen minutes later after making use of my new tyre levers and my new pump. I now need to apply a third patch to what is now my spare tube.

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One Response to “Glass instead of a nail”

  1. I’m just glad i’ve missed the last few rides otherwise I probably would have ended up with the glass and nail in my tyre.

    Damien - April 9th, 2007 at 5:53 pm