I've been asked a lot, "Did you get any flat tires?"
Did I get flats?
I got about 10 in the first two
weeks. I got flats while bicycling on pavement. I got
flats while sleeping
. I got visited by the Puncture
Fairy so often that she was paying me rent. Yes, I got
Here's fellow Tour rider Brad in his normal position, hunkered
over a flat. Brad got flats the way teenagers get
pimples. I think he never managed to go more than about 12
minutes without a flat. Which was normal for a lot of
us. You could take all of the air out of your tires, put
them in a locked refrigerator, and in the morning you'd have a
flat. Yes, I got flats.