Lying in Wait

A month from now, these bad boys will be strewn all over the trail.

12 Responses to “Lying in Wait”

  • AdamM says:

    Eeek! Is any tire able to resist such an attack?

  • David says:

    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…

  • Doug R. says:

    I run stop flats and Mr. tuffies liners! GRRRR! Bad Stickers!

  • Harry H says:

    Cursed goat head.

  • Joe says:

    Its plants like those that make me glad I live and ride on the east coast. ouch

  • RDW says:

    What the hell is that thing? It’s obviously stalking your bike. Reminds me of Day of the Triffids for some reason. Great pic.

  • Alan says:

    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.


  • Joe says:

    Tribulus terrestris, in the family Zygophyllaceae. I think

  • Derek says:

    I’m glad we don’t have them around here.

  • Eddie says:

    I see a budding Little Shop of Horrors!

  • Joe says:

    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.

  • beth h says:

    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.

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