I was descending a very steep road on Saturday as cautiously as possible. On a bend I realized my front tire had flatted and I was catepolted violently into the ground. I sustained a fractured and dislocated shoulder, road rash on the face, and a 15”x4” hemotoma on my leg that may require surgery. All that said, I’m safe and at home recovering and feel lucky.
I was in the hospital for 4 days replaying the events in my mind and when I got our obviously wanted to inspect the front Tire. I expected to find one violent blow out possibly from heating the brakes and exploding the tube, but instead discovered something bizzare. The Front tire was new and had no marks or punctures in it, the tube however had 14 snake bite looking punctures covering half the tube.
Anyone ever seen anything like this? I had at least 1000 miles on that tube with no issues previously.