I just bought a new Fuji Cross Comp 2009 closeout and flatted on my inaugural ride. As I was fixing my flat I was watching other riders ride right through where I did on even skinnier tires and it didn't seem like anyone else even gave it a second though. Did I just get unlucky? Is this a bad omen? j/k...
I'm was thinking about trading out the tires to something a little more rode oriented instead of the cross ones anyway. I'm not sure if the tires it comes with allowed me to flat easier or if my weight (270ish) makes me more susceptible to bad road conditions. I crunched through some glass not realizing until too late that I was driving through a glass mine field. Luckily I had swapped over my seat bag that had a a flat repair kit (I debated taking the extra minutes to do it thinking I'd be fine. I just wanted to ride my new bike!)
After the ride I went to the shop to buy a frame pump though. I flatted on my old bike last weekend too and I normally carry CO2 inflators but I figured two flats in two weeks I don't feel like spending more money on C02 cartridge replacements.
On the plus side I now have two real word flat repairs so I'm not worried about it happening in the future. Which is good because I plan on riding longer and farther to support my weight loss goals.