Date: Aug 14, 2010
Re: What tires are you using?
Hope you are having a good weekend. I saw your post "It's Kinda Like Fight Club" a few days ago, and I have a couple of comments. First off, that's some pretty nice mileage so far this year but then again I'm not surprised because you are a triathlon training machine. Secondly, that's pretty interesting about the flats.
I've ridden, I dunno, 1800 miles this year. I can think of 7 flats off the top of my head. That said, it could have been 5, because on two rides I flatted twice because I got lazy about checking the tire and rim for metal shards or whatever had caused the first flat just to puncture again like 20 minutes later. Lame, I know. By the way, today was one of those days. Picture below. This is me (obviously), pissed about the second flat but having enough presence of mind to record the event for posterity's sake. Plus, I was already drafting this email to you in my head and figured the picture would come in handy.
Don't take this personally, but I'm kinda annoyed that you are not flatting. Cosmically speaking, there is someone, somewhere on a late night AM talk show about UFOs and other psychic phenomena that would have a pretty good argument that says if you had flatted twice this year, the net result for me would have been adjusted down in kind.
Right now for I'm rolling on Continental Gatorskins which are supposed to be the "Kevlar vests" of bike tires. Apparently they are not though, huh? Any advice on what you are riding on would be helpful. Maybe if we are both using the same tires we can cheat the cosmos together. Because after all, rule # 4 of Fight Club is two guys to a fight, and you just may be my only hope.
Yours in multisport,