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Old 07-30-04, 06:39 PM   #1
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It's all over folks.

That's it, it's gone. History. No more. My run is at an end.

This morning I picked up my first flat tyre in 15,773km.

Now I have to go right back to the start.
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Old 07-30-04, 06:42 PM   #2
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Old 07-30-04, 06:44 PM   #3
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Geax Evolution 26x1.9". My tyres see a bit of dirt, not to mention the goat tracks that pass for "roads" in Queensland.
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Old 07-30-04, 08:00 PM   #4
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Refresh our memories: didn't you just recently mention something about not having flats in a long time?
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Well you have made up for it with other bad luck, I'dd rather have the flats!
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Old 07-31-04, 02:33 AM   #6
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Refresh our memories: didn't you just recently mention something about not having flats in a long time?
Yeah, I posted a "gloat" thread when I hit 15,000. Maybe that was my mistake?

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Well you have made up for it with other bad luck, I'dd rather have the flats!
This week I have broken a $920 camera, a $170 pair of sunglasses, and a $150 watch. Now I've had a flat, too! I thought it was only supposed to happen in threes.
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Isn't this one of events listed in Revelations as a sign of the coming Apocalypse?
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The irony will be that you'll get 3 more flats over the next 2 weeks then not another for the next 7 years.

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You have jinxed me also. I broke my back axle yesterday. The wheel held on with the quick release arrangement till I went climbing a hill. The f**cing wheel jammed against the fork. Good trick that to practice stands. Pedalling a granny gear and running beside the bike is tiring.

Then I couldn't get a replacement. I ended up getting a new wheel.

I'm very sorry to hear about your camera. Hopefully you can get it replaced so that we can be regaled with some more of your fabulous shots of your back garden
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Yeah, I posted a "gloat" thread when I hit 15,000. Maybe that was my mistake

This week I have broken a $920 camera, a $170 pair of sunglasses, and a $150 watch. Now I've had a flat, too! I thought it was only supposed to happen in threes.
now that i have been updated on this feat, was it a forced error (rock, pebble, pothole) or an unforced error (simple giving out) >> did you ever replace your inner tube or did those inner tubes last the entire time?
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Never spend more than $10 on sunglasses or $50 on a watch.
This approach works for some, but I don't buy into it. If I buy cheap sunglasses and watches, I will kill them through heavy usage enough times over that in the long run good sunglasses and watches are worth it. I have my Oakleys and my Swatch and both refuse to die.

I'm curious, man - what camera did you break?
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now that i have been updated on this feat, was it a forced error (rock, pebble, pothole) or an unforced error (simple giving out) >> did you ever replace your inner tube or did those inner tubes last the entire time?
Same inner tubes the entire time. It was a bit of glass that got stuck in the tyre that eventually caused the problem. Given that it happened at Austinville, one of the few places around here where broken glass is scarce, I'd guess that the glass got wedged in there and worked it's way through over 20km or so.
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