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Taken for a ride,
lost with many strides.

Pardon the old port,
a typer's resort.
OR
Fight unworldly wrath,
sleep after a bath.

Big bang creation?
Welcome inflation!

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The answer is:

spare tyre or spare tire.

Taken for a ride, lost with many strides.

The spare tyre sits in the boot and goes wherever the car goes. Many strides, that is excessive walking, can make you lose your "spare tyre" – the ring of spare fat around your waist.

Pardon the old port, a typer's resort.

These two lines are wordplay: Spare (pardon) Tyre (this old Phoenician port); (a typer's re) "sorted" or rearranged gives spare tyre.

Fight unworldly wrath, sleep after a bath.

Two lines of worplay again: spar (fight) + et (extraterrestrial, as Mea Cupla had already found out) + ire (wrath); spa (a bath) + retire (go to sleep).

Big bang creation? Welcome inflation!

The spare tire comes into play when there was a "big bang" of one of the regular tires; keep it well inflated in case you need it.

And the title, of course, ...

... hints at the spare tyre's use: It's "another one for the road", in case one of the other four for the road is punctured.

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    $\begingroup$ Super! The second line hints at another more colloquail version of the ans. $\endgroup$ – Tom Mar 18 '18 at 13:56
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    $\begingroup$ Ah, okay. I didn't know it was called that; we call it the "life belt". $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Mar 18 '18 at 18:54
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i think the answer is:

Alcohol

Taken for a ride,

Drinking too much alcohol generally makes one's head spin which is similar to being on a funfair ride (rollercoaster for example)

lost with many strides

Being drunk and walking home could easily get one lost.

Pardon the old port,

Port - a type of alcohol

a typer's resort.

Many writers have alcohol abuse problems.

Fight unworldly wrath,

Many people who are not generally considered angry or violent tend to get so when under the influence.

sleep after a bath.

Possibly refers to the sound sleep you get when drunk.Many people sleep well after a long hot bath or shower.

Big bang creation?

Alcohol is highly flammable and can lead to explosions. Could also be referring to the noise of a car accident as a result of driving under the influence.

Welcome inflation!

Alcohol is generally an item that increases in price proportionate to inflation.

And the title

refers to the last round before leaving a bar

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    $\begingroup$ Nice answer! I'm looking for another one which uses more wordplay. $\endgroup$ – Tom Aug 24 '17 at 14:05
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    $\begingroup$ haha unfortunately i can't see the wordplay answer at the moment. Thanks for the heads up as to why this current one is wrong! really appreciate it $\endgroup$ – Dexter Aug 24 '17 at 14:12
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Well I guess it could be

A spiral (track)

and explanation is here

Taken for a ride,

Usually used for races (sprints / horse rides)

lost with many strides.

racers may be losing with many strides apart

Pardon the old port,

To be provided ...

a typer's resort.

a type of 'record' (not necessarily a track record !!) where a typer is interested in

OR

Fight unworldly wrath,

unworldly corresponds to Extra Terrestrial.. to be taken as ET or E twice (ee) leading to WRATH + EE = WREATHE - a type of curling/spiral motion

sleep after a bath.

perhaps referring to resting after a sweat bath due to a race

Big bang creation?

Universe was 'spiralled' out with a big bang as per scientists' theories

Welcome inflation!

Inflation curves out / usually represented as a spiral

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    $\begingroup$ One fragment of this deduction is correct and is part of the answer (though there is a different answer from your nice one), $\endgroup$ – Tom Oct 17 '17 at 14:15
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Probably it is

Time for a ride
Loosing time with strides
Old port and typers became outdated
Sleep time
Big bang created time
Inflation comes with time too

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  • $\begingroup$ I can't make the spoilers work for some reason $\endgroup$ – Cordfield Aug 25 '17 at 12:09
  • $\begingroup$ make sure there is a line between your non spoiler text and the spoiler text $\endgroup$ – Dexter Aug 25 '17 at 12:10
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    $\begingroup$ Spoiler markup is fiddly. All lines in a spoiler must be consecutive and begin with >!. And paragraph markup doesn't work inside spoilers; you must introduce hard line breaks by ending a line with two or more spaces. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Aug 25 '17 at 12:11

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