Bikers stranded with flats after tacks are thrown on trail

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Joseph Utter and his sons bike for fun, that was until recently. Utter says, "Makes me a little more cautious definitely want to check beneath the wheels before we go down anything fast."

Bikers traveling near Pinnacle Mountain State Park and Two Rivers Park report repeated dumping of thousands of upholstery tacks along popular routes.

"It really pisses me off," David Hodge explains. Hodge is an avid biker and is disturbed by the news of tacks being trickled along the trails he rides every day. "That's just, ya know, petty," he continues. Hodge says it is an ago old rivalry, bikers versus drivers. Hodge says, "It's been like that forever. Everybody's in a hurry to get somewhere real quick, ya know, they're just not wanting to share the road."

One year ago the same thing happened. According to a blog post written on August 26th of 2013 the writer says, "Riders reported multiple flats as the road was carpeted with thousands of tacks with one rider reporting 3 flats before giving it up and calling for a ride."

While police may have a hard time pinpointing the culprits, riders are desperately hoping the attacks come to an end. Utter adds, "My hope is that people would stop throwing tacks where people like to recreate."


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