Is it my imagination or do you tend to get more punctures towards the end of winter, than say the rest of the year. Could high-puncture rates be a seasonal thing? My LBS says he repairs more punctures in the months of Febuary and March than the rest of the year.
For the record, I had 3 punctures in 3 days last week. I did take care in replacing the punctured tube on all occasions, and yes I did remove the offending puncture causing item/s from the tube/rim/tire.
I remember being told once that the constant freezing and thawing of road surfaces causes smaller sharper stones to "rise", thus increasing the risk for punctures.
Is there truth in all of this I ask you.