About 5 miles into my ride today I got a flat rear tire from a piece of glass. Why the hell are there so many broken bottles on the side of the road? Everyday that I am able to ride out of Santa Rosa and into the countryside without a puncture is a goddamn miracle.
I went 4000 miles this year without a single flat tire. I rode through every kind of shit imaginable and not a single piece of it penetrated my tires. There where times during races when jerks up at the front of the pack would neglect to call out huge potholes. With no time or room to dodge the road craters, the middle of the peleton would be forced go right over them. Riders all around me would be getting pinch flats from the impacts, yet I always emerged tires unharmed.
About halfway through the season I got my first flat. This was to be the beginning of the end. From then on, almost every time I rode my bike more than 20 miles, I punctured. Even my bulletproof "Ruffy Tuffy" tires from Rivendell have been popping.
Why doesn't all liquor come in cans or plastic bottles so drunks can't make such a hazardous mess?
Article was last edited on Thursday, August 21st, 2008 @ 10:05 PM