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I think I'm cursed !

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by goo_mason, 27 Nov 2007.

  1. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    First morning back on the bike after a week off due to a heavy cold, and guess who paid a visit ? 2nd time in just over a month, and both big enough to penetrate the Schwalbe Marathon Plus'es ;) Fortunately it was only 1.5 miles into the ride, and it was letting the air out slowly enough to allow me to about-turn and get home to ditch the bike, change and get the bus.

    This time it was a dirty great nail - the head's as big as a drawing pin, so I can't wait to see how long the bit buried in the tyre is when I get home tonight.

    I think someone's laying a line of nails and glass across the path in a dark spot to catch me out :sad:
     
  2. I've never noticed nails but there's plenty of broken bottles on paths which appear to me to be strategically positioned.
     
  3. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Bad luck, there, Goo - happens to all of us. Glad you got home OK.



    BTW, everyone, do NOT read this:

    puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, puncture, PUNCTURE, PUNCTURE, PUNCTURE, PUNCTURE, PUNCTURE!

    Now YOU will get one by this time tomorrow!
    Muah hahah hahah!
     
  4. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Glad to see you using that loudhaler for the last 3 iterations:biggrin:
     
  5. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    At least it was downhill Goober. Why didn't you fix it either on the spot or at home and cycle in anyway? Would still have been quicker than the bus, no?
     
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I'd have fixed it - surely quicker :sad:

    That blooming fairy - someone needs to shoot it !
     
  7. I'd have thought so.Take the inner tube out and bung another one in.

    I had an absolute classic in the rain at Mile End one morning.

    I hit a pothole and both wheels punctured.Still managed to get to work in time.:sad:
     
  8. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Did you stop and fix them?
     
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Both, and in the rain ! Now that's bad luck...... never done both at same time, but have had two deflation events in a long ride.
     
  10. How the hell did you think I did the other five miles?:sad:
     
  11. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Bike over the shoulder, like those cyclocross dudes.
     
  12. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Boo, I was going to answer portage too :sad:
     
  13. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    blimey, can't be any glass or nails left for the rest of us
     
  14. No it was a submerged pothole.
     
  15. dondare

    dondare Über Member

    Location:
    London
    How old/new are the tyres? Two punctures in SMPs is the most amazing bad luck. Whatever kind of roads do you cycle on?