August 18, 2014
Steamboat's Linnea Dixson hit popped a bike tire Sunday along Colorado Highway 131. Dixson — who didn't compete in Sunday's Steamboat Triathlon — ran into a man on the same stretch of road who also blew a tire after running over several thumbtacks.
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Hundreds of metal thumbtacks were strewn across a half-mile bicycle route stretch before Sunday's Steamboat Triathlon, causing as many as 28 flats and stirring up a group of cyclists already angry about the ongoing problem.