Competition: Black Cat Award (flat tyres) 2008

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Competition: Black Cat Award (flat tyres) 2008

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:42 pm

OK, let see who gets the most flat tyres in 2008

Rules (don't you hate them)
1. You have to have actually ridden the bike since the tyre was replaced to
be awarded a point
2. It has to be a flat to your bike, fixing someone elses flat doesn't count
3. Flat must of occurred between January 1st 2008 and December 31st 2008 inclusive
4. Anything I didn't think of :lol:

Jerseys
ImageYellow Jersey (black cat) - The person with the most flats. In the event of 2 or more riders having the same number of flats, the rider who got to that score first holds the jersey.

ImagePokadot Jersey (most difficult)- The rider who has suffered the most inconvenience by the flat. Riders will have to plead their case as this award is subjective.

ImageWhite Jersey (beginner) - the most recent rider to get a flat tyre. Any rider who registered a flat in the 2007 competition is not eligible http://bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2031 Therefor the following riders are not eligible;
531db, alchemist, ApollloMTB, Aushiker, beauyboy, benj, black4tress, Cambo, crog, cyclelogical, daacha, europa, gsxrboy, Hotdog, inaminit, Kalgrm, Kev365428, KillerHeadWind, LuckyPierre, lukas, matt_v, McPete, Megan, MichaelB, Mikeg, mikesbytes, MJF, mr888, Mulger_bill, needsapush, nimm, rdp_au, rider06, sandman, senator52, stated, stevos, stryker84, toolonglegs, Triple_B, Tuco, X-wing,

ImageGreen Jersey (most convenient flat) - The rider who incurred the flat that caused the least inconvenience. Riders will have to plead their case as this award is subjective.

ImageRed Number (most aggressive) - The rider who occurred the most flats in a single calandar week, that been Monday thru Sunday. In the event of 2 or more riders having the same number of flats, the rider who got to that score first holds the jersey. Rider will need to specifically notify as the judge has buckleys of figuring this one out by themselves.

ImageThe black jersey (last) - The rider with the least amount of flats. In the event of 2 or more riders having the same number of flats, the rider who got to that score first holds the jersey.

Image Points Jersey - The rider who has the best post in this thread. We shall see

New Format - hey this is the internet, you need to do it differently each time, just for the sake of doing it.

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Image - yet to be awarded, your got to post better than that to get this one.

OK, no one allowed to get more than 99 flats, otherwise my format stuffed.

May the puncture gods not be with you
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Postby NotTim » Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:25 pm

Possible +1 for me

Not sure if this should count, as it was my old beater and not my main bike, and it happened in my driveway.

Just dragged the old bike out to run across to the shops, noticed the tyre pressues were a tad low so I pulled the pump out, did the rear, then as I was topping up the front I hear PPPppsssssssssssssssssssssssssssss from the rear tyre. Holed at the base of the valve
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Re: Black Cat Award 2008

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:43 pm

NotTim wrote:Possible +1 for me

Not sure if this should count, as it was my old beater and not my main bike, and it happened in my driveway.

Just dragged the old bike out to run across to the shops, noticed the tyre pressues were a tad low so I pulled the pump out, did the rear, then as I was topping up the front I hear PPPppsssssssssssssssssssssssssssss from the rear tyre. Holed at the base of the valve


Sounds good enough to me. Shall chalk it up and review if any protests are received (just like F1 racing, the winner is decided in the court rooms)

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Postby Kev365428 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:36 am

I hope Tim's one counts, 'cause I don't want to be the first post on here.

+1 for me. Glass fragment in the rear tyre on my commute this morning along the M5. First time I've had a flat going to/from work. Also the first time I've had to change a tube in the dark.

An interesting experience.

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Re: Black Cat Award 2008

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:01 am

Kev365428 wrote:I hope Tim's one counts, 'cause I don't want to be the first post on here.

+1 for me. Glass fragment in the rear tyre on my commute this morning along the M5. First time I've had a flat going to/from work. Also the first time I've had to change a tube in the dark.

An interesting experience.

Kev.


In the dark. At this point that gives you a jersey (and one for the best story so far, sure it won't last)
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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:56 pm

+1 for me... :lol: they dont come in 3's they come in 33's!.
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Re: Black Cat Award 2008

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:11 pm

toolonglegs wrote:+1 for me... :lol: they dont come in 3's they come in 33's!.


What happened to lalppon rouge?

No Jerseys for you yet, but you do carry #1 from last year.

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Postby europa » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:12 pm

Mike, reckon you could go back to making the new entries bold? It makes it easier to pick up what the changes are.

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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:19 pm

europa wrote:Mike, reckon you could go back to making the new entries bold? It makes it easier to pick up what the changes are.

Thanks
Richard


OK, done.
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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:21 pm

Based on toolongs flat total this year so far, the projection for the year is 121 2/3 flats.
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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:29 pm

mmmm.....Lapin Rouge lasted till my first ride of the year.Gosh I dont want to think about any more....tubeless MTB will happin soon as well as road bike try out.
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Postby KillerHeadWind » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:08 pm

So toolong has started already. Time for the chase to begin :lol:
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Postby Deanj » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:12 pm

toolonglegs wrote:mmmm.....Lapin Rouge lasted till my first ride of the year.Gosh I dont want to think about any more....tubeless MTB will happin soon as well as road bike try out.


Did you just get a tubeless kit for the MTB or tyres as well?
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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:45 pm

needsapush wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:mmmm.....Lapin Rouge lasted till my first ride of the year.Gosh I dont want to think about any more....tubeless MTB will happin soon as well as road bike try out.


Did you just get a tubeless kit for the MTB or tyres as well?


Just going to try road now and wait till my mtb tyres wear out the go the whole hog.
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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:28 pm

I've got 115k scheduled for Saturday, so maybe I'll be chasing too (hopefully not)
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Postby NotTim » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:54 pm

+2 more for me, it would be +3 but the first one was sunday so it doesn't count for 2008

I was starting to get the opinion that my new rims are cursed, 3 flats on them in 4 days, but I've now figured out that the rim tape they sold me with them was useless, I've replaced it with something a bit more solid and did 45km with no issues today.
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Re: Black Cat Award 2008

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:42 pm

NotTim wrote:+2 more for me, it would be +3 but the first one was sunday so it doesn't count for 2008

I was starting to get the opinion that my new rims are cursed, 3 flats on them in 4 days, but I've now figured out that the rim tape they sold me with them was useless, I've replaced it with something a bit more solid and did 45km with no issues today.


Do you mean +2 to your existing total taking you to 3?

BTW, you loose the black jersey

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Re: Black Cat Award 2008

Postby NotTim » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:43 am

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Do you mean +2 to your existing total taking you to 3?

Yup, the total's 3 now, 1 on the beater and 2 on the good bike.
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Postby winona_rider » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:46 am

just before xmas we had our xmas drinks after work which meant i got absolutely wasted and consequently left my bike at the office over the xmas break. So I came into work on wednesday to pick it up and the back tyre had gone flat. there was a tiny bit of air left in it so i figured it was just a small leak so i wheeled it about 15 blocks to the valley - the closest servo on my way home. does that count? (it was raining too)

also had flat on my road bike. again - just noticed it was flat when i went to hop on in the driveway. do these count?


aside - my sister was telling me she got some puncture repellent tyres from that online store probikekit....are they worth it?
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:51 am

winona_rider wrote:just before xmas we had our xmas drinks after work which meant i got absolutely wasted and consequently left my bike at the office over the xmas break. So I came into work on wednesday to pick it up and the back tyre had gone flat. there was a tiny bit of air left in it so i figured it was just a small leak so i wheeled it about 15 blocks to the valley - the closest servo on my way home. does that count? (it was raining too)

also had flat on my road bike. again - just noticed it was flat when i went to hop on in the driveway. do these count?


aside - my sister was telling me she got some puncture repellent tyres from that online store probikekit....are they worth it?


Is the problem actually a puncture? Ie have you had to change the tube?
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Postby winona_rider » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:02 am

only changed one tube - the other one (on teh hybrid) seems fine.
should have mentioned that. :)
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Re: Black Cat Award 2008

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:09 am

winona_rider wrote:only changed one tube - the other one (on teh hybrid) seems fine.
should have mentioned that. :)


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Postby gdl_gdl » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:30 am

Just back from 2 weeks in Kalbarri (600km North of Perth). I had 4 punctures but will only claim 2 for the 1st Jan onwards period.

This was on my new Trek 4300Disc MTB and with Thorn resistant tubes! (The road bike was left at home.) I did 12 x 20km rides (i.e. before the kids woke and before it hit 40C!) and had to pull out about 7 - 10 thorns from the tyres after each ride so the tubes did a good job!

Also, changing a tube on a MTB is bliss compared to my roadbike!

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Postby sogood » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:22 am

winona_rider wrote:aside - my sister was telling me she got some puncture repellent tyres from that online store probikekit....are they worth it?

Yes, they are worth it.

The issue is which one. There are those highly puncture resistant tyres but aren't as grippy. Then there are those high performance tyres with what I consider to be good enough puncture resistant belt built-in eg. Conti GP4000, Michelin ProRace2 etc.
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Re: Black Cat Award 2008

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:08 am

gdl_gdl wrote:Just back from 2 weeks in Kalbarri (600km North of Perth). I had 4 punctures but will only claim 2 for the 1st Jan onwards period.

This was on my new Trek 4300Disc MTB and with Thorn resistant tubes! (The road bike was left at home.) I did 12 x 20km rides (i.e. before the kids woke and before it hit 40C!) and had to pull out about 7 - 10 thorns from the tyres after each ride so the tubes did a good job!

Also, changing a tube on a MTB is bliss compared to my roadbike!

Cheers,

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