The Longest Lasting Tube Ever
You aren’t going to believe this one….on Monday I had my first flat tire in two years. Yeah, it’s been at least two years and over 20,000kms on the road since I last had to change a tube. That’s like an eternity for a road bike tube. I can’t even believe it myself.
The thought has been lurking around in my mind for a while now. Each time I zoom past some broken glass or see a screw laying on the road, I think that this has got to be the time. Well, that time finally came and what did it was hitting a big rock with my back tire going down a hill. Something as simple as that and my tire changing streak was done.
Thinking back, I can’t honestly remember the last time I had a flat. What I do know is that I’ve had my Trek Madone for almost two years and this is the first flat I’ve had with it. I also know that I was living in Canada two years ago so I wasn’t outside riding between December and February. So the earliest date that my last flat could have occurred is pre-November 2008….incredible.
What the heck are they putting in the tire tubes over at the Trek factory? I’m not sure if it was the tube or the fact that I live a charmed life (like my friend Torsten tells me). Whatever it is, I’m totally okay with my next flat coming sometime around March 2013.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering…when I pulled out the flat tube, what I found was a Cheng Shin. Serious.