Before you read the story guess what the acronym BBARSDS stands for. Remember I mostly write about food and bikes so 1 of those categories is a fair bet. BBARSDS. Go.
I hope everyone had a puncture free November. Actually, never mind; I’m sure you did.
How do I know this?
Because I had 7. Not in November but in the past week alone. 4 in one ride on Monday, 1 on Wednesday and 2 today.
Oops, make that 9 because when I went to pack the car this morning to go to the junior end of year breakfast 2 bikes had flat tires. We were running late so I took the fixie instead for me and a front wheel from one of the track bikes.
9 punctures in 7 days.
All I can put it down to is that high school seniors finished a week ago and this region is the second most popular location in the state for “schoolie” celebrations. By celebrations I mean, mostly harmless drunken tomfoolery, but with a smattering of knuckleheads causing trouble. Hence all the extra broken glass on the road this week for me to collect with my delicate tyres.
I’m taking the bike in to the LBS tomorrow to be checked for BBARSDS – Butyl Based Air Restraint System Deficiancy Syndrome.
Update: I just got a call from the club president. The syndrome is spreading. On the coffee ride this morning there were 5 punctures in the 55km ride.