a flat on new tires

Toronto, 2016.09.26

The toll from using cheap tires has started: I'd only just had a cycle shop fix my screw-up with my chain (I missed a small guide on one of the derailleur wheels) when I had my first flat in nearly two years. The cheap, soft rubber of my new tires had been deeply pierced by a sharp piece of glass. Those expensive tires I'd been using were worth the money.

(I've just realized that I left that tiny piece of glass sitting on a windowsill next to the road. Dangit!)

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rand()m quote

(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.

-Vincent Van Gogh