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…flat count… October 11, 2007

Posted by Chief in Bicycle, Biking, commute, Equipment, Hawaii, Information, review.
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…Yesterday morning’s flat makes 002 for 2007. Not too bad since we’re going into the 10th month. Of course there’s a total of 6 or 7 weeks I wasn’t riding, but only 2 flats is great. The culprit was a particularly aggressive piece of glass that was long enough to get through the tire.

Speaking of tires… I do love the Armadillo Elite Borough CX tires. They really hold up well. The rear tire (with the flat yesterday) has a dozen cuts that never made it through the kevlar belting. I can’t imagine riding a non-kevlar tire. The Armadillos are worth every penny (and the couple extra grams).

I just need to get back into the habit of leaving early enough to deal with a flat (just in case). It only takes a few minutes, but I’ve been cutting my commute time and timing down to the bare minimum needed. I need to change that and leave a little earlier. 5 minutes won’t hurt, right?…

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1. Chris L - October 13, 2007

Two eh? That’s pretty good going.

The news on this side of the pond is good — I’ve only progressed to 25 since this last subject came up, meaning that my rate of flats has actually slowed considerably since switching to the Vittoria Randonneurs. I had been on course for 50 at one stage.


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