Yup, go figure. All those years of keeping the words soft and hushed in the background, not using the word FLAT because it might jinx me.
Got a new set of Panaracer T-Serv Protex. Mounted them for my first commute tonight. Goathead thorn. Flat tire.
At least it didn't flat until I got to work. Now I get to spend my night pumping up a new tube to 110 psi. And oddly enough, I do not blame the tire. The thorn was wicked strong and would have pierced kevlar. It was other-worldly.
To sum up: New tires. Thorn. Flat. All night pumping. Don't blame the tire...unless it happens consistently.