My friend Darryl over at Lovingthebike just had a flat tire the other day. The remarkable thing about that is, he says it was his first flat in two years! He thinks the last flat he had was prior to November, 2008.
I don’t have flats at the rate I used to, but I still have several each year. My most recent one was in late December, which prompted me to buy a new set of tires (no flats on those yet – knock wood). So I’m a lousy candidate for the long-run-between-flats club.
But maybe you’ve had a different experience. Can you beat Darryl’s 27-month record of no flats? Tell us about it.
And more importantly, tell us why you think you managed to go so long. Was it dumb luck? Are you really good at steering your bike away from grungy gorp on the road? Do you use better equipment than the rest of us? Maybe we can all get some pointers that will help us make 2011 the Year of No Flats.