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Old 06-25-12, 01:05 PM   #1
Retro Grouch 
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First 2 flat ride in decades.

I've frequently mentioned that I'm generally only prepared for one flat tire but, fortunately for me, I happened to have a patch kit in the BIG bag that I carry on the recumbent.

The second flat was really my own fault. I didn't find the tiny little rock that caused the first one so it got me twice. After the second flat I looked harder until I found it. I figured as long as I had to wait for the glue to dry I might as well patch both inner tubes and rebuild my inventory for the ride home.

Here's a question for you smart guys. Since I've started riding recumbents I've had 4 flats - all on the 20" front tires. Is that a coincidence or is it something to do with recumbents. I'm used to about 75% of flats being on the rear wheel.
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