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It looks like the front wheel was gripping the asphalt but, when it hit a line of tar put down to cover a crack in the asphalt, the front wheel grabbed it. I have spryed the stuff for cracks in parking lots. Its like rubber.
Ouch. I hate seeing that stuff. Something had to break... not just his front tire.Good on the other guy for not running over him.
When I was going to Jr. High school on my bicycle one day, doing a good rate of knots down the street, my front wheel hit a walnut & stopped dead! I went head over handlebars just like this guy did, but I wasn't badly hurt which he may well have been. With my usual luck I landed on my face in a nice soft mud patch, right on top of my school books. That was over 50 years ago, so maybe I won't hear anyone else laughing about it now!