The military theorist Karl von Clausewitz called it “Friction,” stating that everything in war is simple, but the simplest thing is difficult. Some people call it, “Murphy’s Law,” which states that anything that can go wrong, does. I think a popular bumper sticker puts it best: Stuff Happens. (note, I have made a slight editorial change to […]
Last night, I changed my inner tube on my rear flat. For the first time, I tried the CO2 cartridge I bought back in September. Unlike my first experience with a different CO2 product, this one worked like a champ. I was quite pleased with myself, until I noticed a nasty bulge in my tire […]
Tyler in Spokane wrote me and asked “Steve, I read your entire blog every single day and noticed on your PBR page that your season total for flats is now at 7. What gives?” I’m glad you asked, Tyler. Let me tell you. Ok, there is no Tyler in Spokane and nobody wrote me about […]
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The fourth flat of the season and the third one in the last 160 miles occurred on a slight uphill on Rte 234, near a plant nursery. I was almost 12 miles into a planned 40 mile trip which would have permitted an exploration of some nooks and crannies of the Brentsville area. As with the previous […]
I zipped through a quick 11-mile ride to see if the stupid rear tire would go flat on me again. I made it home in a smoking-hot 16.2 mph pace without incident. Time will tell if I have a slow leak. Assuming all is well, I am left wondering what caused my two flats in […]