A week ago I drove from Austin to Houston for a high school concert. As I was leaving Houston that night I hit a pothole on one of the always under construction roads.

I killed the left front wheel and dented the left rear.

After spending the night in a cheap motel and Sunday morning working with the guys at the local NTB, I got absolutely nowhere. I got a good deal of the dent out of the front wheel, but never managed to get it to hold air. At that point I called my father in Austin and he brought me my track tires, so I could drive home.

I then got online and ordered new wheels...

They’re the same as I was running, but in bronze instead of black.