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Blow-off!
I got this while descending Jamison Creek Rd. The tire blew off just downhill from the bottom of the steep part, just as I was thinking I made it down without trouble. The tear is about 1/4" long and is between the embossed patterns of the cloth rim strip (right) and the tire bead (left), right where one would expect a blow-off to occur. When I stopped I could smell hot rubber, and my rims had to be cooled with water before I could fix the flat.

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