I just got my new pasela's 1.125" tires. I used the bike the other day with a light load on the pannier with no problems.
I got up for my commute in the morning and I found my bike on the ground...(didn't know why as it has a kickstand). Anyhow, I put it upright, load my pannier (both combined they were heavy. Maybe 30-35lbs altogether? I never carry this much weight. I did not sit on the bike but yesterday it supported my weight of 160lbs...So I can't figure it out. Could it have been the weight of the pannier sitting directly over the tire? I've never seen a whole of this caliber before. Tube and tire are new have 1km of riding on them.
I roll the bike out of the garage and was about to get on, when I noticed the flat.
I did not hear a popping noise when I loaded the pannier.