This is a true story. Many thanks to Memory-Map customer Keith Thomas who wrote:
“A couple of weeks ago I was cycling on gravel estate roads near Corrour in the Scottish Highlands with my 17 year old son when he suffered a blow-out of his front tyre. A stone had made a half-inch cut in the tyre through which the inner tube had bulged and burst. We had a spare tube but simply fitting that without repairing the cut in the tyre would have led to a repeat failure. After some thought about what we could do in a location about 10 miles from the nearest tarmac road, it occurred to me that I had a spare A4 map printed on your Toughprint paper. I folded this over a few times and inserted it inside the tyre to cover the cut, where it would be held in place by the inflated spare tube. This worked a treat and we completed our planned ride for the day without further problems! A great advertisement for the strength of your excellent product – thanks for creating such a versatile product, it saved our day!”
Here’s how he did it…Establish the location of the split in the tyre.
Fold and position your Toughprint map within the tyre.
So there you have it, Toughprint waterproof paper is so durable that in the right hands it can act as an emergency engineering solution! Well done Keith and thanks for sharing.