A month from now, these bad boys will be strewn all over the trail.
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Eeek! Is any tire able to resist such an attack?
I don’t know, but my relatively new Schwalbe Marathon Supremes have seen me through 500 miles of rough road without a flat so far. Fingers crossed…
I run stop flats and Mr. tuffies liners! GRRRR! Bad Stickers!
Cursed goat head.
Its plants like those that make me glad I live and ride on the east coast. ouch
What the hell is that thing? It’s obviously stalking your bike. Reminds me of Day of the Triffids for some reason. Great pic.
We’ll need a botanist to chime in. Around here, we colloquially call any nasty little stickers that can penetrate a tire “goatheads”. I know that’s not technically correct, but that’s the common name among my bike riding friends.
Tribulus terrestris, in the family Zygophyllaceae. I think
I’m glad we don’t have them around here.
I see a budding Little Shop of Horrors!
Glad we don’t have them here too. But being in south central PA, we have rocks on the trails that look like that. More like razor blades then rocks.
I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything quite like that growing in Portland. Maybe it rains too much here. But WOW! Some of those stickers are LONG.