Worse Than Thumbtacks

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So on the way home from work on Friday, Jason made an interesting discovery. There exists a plant whose seed pods or stalks or something that you could find lying in the road have extremely long thorns the size of thumbtacks. This part of said plant apparently also has a penchant for bike tires. So much so, in fact, that Jason popped not one, but both of his bike tires on it. And thus ensued some 3 or more hours of finding leaks, patching holes, finding more leaks, buying more patches, patching more holes, replacing tires, and readjusting things until finally, around 11:30pm, his bike was restored to fully working order. Moral of the story: Mother Nature is always out to catch the unwary traveller… especially the environmentally-friendly biker…

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