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Thursday, December 20, 2007

When a curse becomes a blessing

It seems my run of flat tyres in 2007 is continuing. As far as I can tell, I'm now up to 28 this year -- although I'll need to check through the archives of this page to confirm that figure. I purchased a high-powered frame pump for my primary bike a little while ago, so, naturally, the flat tyres have transferred to my back-up, The Black Magic. The most recent flat seems to have occurred while the bike was sitting idle in my garage, but at least it is still sitting there.

Today my garage was broken into while I was at work. Whoever did it was either brave or stupid - given that they have to walk past two blocks of apartments to get into it. I'm already investigating other locking options to prevent it from happening again (the current lock on the garage isn't totally reliable apparently. While the garage was broken into, nothing was taken. The Black Magic might have been stolen, had their been enough air in the rear tyre for the thief to make a get away. That wasn't the case, and consequently, it continues to sit in my garage, nursing a flat tyre.

Sometimes a curse can be a blessing.

4 Comments:

Blogger Surly Dave said...

Amazing. I haven't had a single flat all year. 6000km and not one. I'm stuffed now aren't I?

10:46 am  
Blogger IronGambit said...

omg! Hilarious and NOT and the same time!

6:24 am  
Blogger Chris L said...

Dave, you live in an area with a lower moron quotient than I do. That said, I once went 15,773km between flats -- and then I made the mistake of opening my mouth. I've regretted it ever since.

8:17 pm  
Blogger Surly Dave said...

That would have to be the first time in history southern Tasmania has been accused of having a lower moron quotient than anywhere else on earth!

Hope your next year is puncture free!

8:44 am  

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