Competition : Black Cat Award (flat tyres) 2009.

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Competition : Black Cat Award (flat tyres) 2009.

Postby twizzle » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:01 am

I've not heard anything official, so here's the comp for 2009 the Twizzle way :)


The 2009 Rules (mainly stolen from last year :) )

1. You can only claim one puncture if you have not ridden the bike before discovering the next puncture.
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 2009 and December 31st 2009 inclusive
4. To be eligible for the distance Jerseys, you must travel >= 2,400km for the year to give the fairy ample opportunity to display her dislike.
5. To have punctures listed in this competition, your must be a forum member or an immediate family member who has been the subject of amusing/scary/blonde moment stories on this forum. Or have slipped me a $50.

Jerseys Only three this year.

Image The most flats regardless of kilometres travelled.

Image The Green Jersey for least average kilometres between flats with total kilometres over 2,400 for the year.

Image The Lapin Rouge tyres-of-steel jersey for the highest average kilometres between flats with total kilometres over 2,400k's for the year.



The 2008 Competition.
2008 Results
44 - mikesbytes
36 - Jr_Dacks
33 - KillerHeadWind
30 - stated
21 - Aushiker
20 - simonn
17 - Kev365428
16 - Boognoss martinjs
13 - toolonglegs Joe
12 - leojvs eucryphia
11 - othy NotTim zoom_bean leximack
10 - MJF sandman kennyrocks Mulger_bill
09 - McPete
08 - stevos
07 - thepj
06 - leguman tuco Zujan goneriding nimm
05 - winona_rider 531db
04 - clack3rz Birdmanb inaminit needsapush Danton DaveW Chuck
03 - Hotdog Wazza uncle_arthur ShanDog familyguy NotFlyingScot TethAdam5 DrJ gdl_gdl
02 - thomas_cho khendar CTA Cambo toofat Mr888 j.r.hawkins Dcyclist Jake 2-Fathers Deanj needasmoke chalkie the_sultan cavebear2
01 - wayno gsxrboy 347sixtyseven davo231481 X-wing europa Caelum vic GSXR1 sogood Streetsweeper cavebear2 Chops gauchoracer h3ndry RobRollin arope99 rob_e richiec bowie



+1 for me, something went through the Gatorskin on the front. Excluding the roofing-bolt-through-the-rear-wheel, this is my first 'normal' puncture in about 5,000km. And it's only the third time I've had a puncture in the front in two years.

edit: typo.
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Postby tomns » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:16 am

I am keen to get in on this years action

0 so far !

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Postby muggah » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:52 am

+3 for me, the culprit being multiple VB or XXXX stubbies!!! So much glass on the road ATM :x
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Postby twizzle » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:30 am

4 -
3 - Muggah
2 -
1 - Twizzle
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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:44 am

+1

I wont bore you with a long story
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Postby nimm » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:55 am

+1 (sunday 4th)

Wore a hole in the inner tube thanks to big cut/hole in my rear tyre from a previous puncture. I did have a piece of rubber in there to prevent this happening but it must have come out. Anyway, took the opportunity to swap in my GP4000S too :)
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Postby Kev365428 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:56 am

+ 1

Rear puncture on yesterdays commute.

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Postby Aushiker » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:58 pm

G'day

+ 1 for me on New Years day. Followed by a blowing of the tube when I pinched the replacement :roll:

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Postby goneriding » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:30 pm

+1 for me. Road cleaning at SOP using my wheels to collect the glass.
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Postby twizzle » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:18 am

4 -
3 - Muggah
2 -
1 - Twizzle, goneriding, Aushiker, Kev365428,nimm,mikesbytes


When posting up you flats, could you include your total flats for the year
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:32 pm

Hi Twizzle, are you going to make up some rules for this game. Something different to last year, so to add some excitement
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Postby JV911 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:37 pm

just got my 1st flat for '09...in my own freakin garage!!!

was just going to duck down the shops for some milk and PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST...d'oh!

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Postby twizzle » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:30 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Hi Twizzle, are you going to make up some rules for this game. Something different to last year, so to add some excitement


I'm just the caretaker at the moment - but if I get to make the rules I'm going to add a distance component, as the real measure of fairy unhappiness is k's between punctures. I think that's it's only fair to have a minimum in of 200km-per-month average for the distance jerseys - you have to give the fairy some opportunities!

- Yellow Jersey for Total Flats
- Yellow Jersey for least k's between flats with total k's >= 2,400km.
- Lapin Rouge for most k's between flats with total k's >= 2,400km.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:08 pm

Sounds good, go for it
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Postby Parrott » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:47 pm

2 for me today on a bunch ride :oops: Pressure was on and missed the second 3 corner jack in the tyre and it slowly went flat about 20 mins later.

2 so far.
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Postby RideLikeTheWind » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:34 am

+ 2 for me - and on the first day of the year too. I thought it would be a good idea to go out for a ride. When I got back, the rear felt a bit wobbly and on inspection, I ha d a rock the size of tasmania (and a similar shape too) stuck in the rear tyre. The second one came after I had fixed it and my patching job didn't hold, forcing me to change tubes and fix the offending patch some other time...

Lucky start to the year, really.

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Postby zoom bean » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:02 am

Keeping the double streak going, 2 for me. Nothing exciting for me, if I spotted the hole in the tyre and was able to line it I wouldn't have got the second one.
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Postby Matt_Matt » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:28 am

+1 today, piece of wire straight through my Black Chili
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Postby McPete » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:01 pm

+1
Thursday last week, copped a bit of glass in the front. That would be my first flat caused by a foreign object!
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Postby twizzle » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:10 pm

Don't forget everyone - you have to have ridden between flats. And don't forget to record starting k's for the year. And please put the total punctures for the year in your posts.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:51 pm

mikesbytes wrote:+1

I wont bore you with a long story


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Postby Danton » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:11 am

Great to see a distance component added this year. I think this will give the results a little more meaning.

You have a small typo in rule three (it's 2009)


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Postby McPete » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:20 am

McPete wrote:+1
Thursday last week, copped a bit of glass in the front. That would be my first flat caused by a foreign object!


That was probably at 50km.
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Postby twizzle » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:59 am

Hi everyone - in regards to K's, just note down your starting k's for the year in a diary or something so at the end of the year you can work out k's divided by flats for an yearly average. Probably doesn't hurt to put a running average in your posts as well so people can express surprise/disbelief at how far some people get before the fairy strikes.

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Postby uMP2k » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:47 pm

I have deliberaty avoided the Black Cat threads for fear of jinxing myself, but after this morning I figure I am jinxed anyway. What happened you ask...?

Well how does three flats and a broken pump sound for a monday commute to work:

First flat was a few kilometres from home - standard glass in front tyre. No drama I figured, quick switch to my spare tube and off I went. Unfortunately, and I should have guessed this did not bode well (!) the pump was already playing up a bit and I could not get a really solid pressure. As a result my second flat came a few kilometres further on when I hit a bit of a pothole and got a nasty snake bite puncture. So, off with the wheel again, and this time I had to patch the tube pump it up (with the increasingly dodgy pump) and head off again, before....

Yes you guessed it a third flat tyre - although this time it was not really a puncture but a valve failure with the centre of the valve just blowing out! So, back to patching my original tube, but this time when I went to pump it up my pump finally gave up the ghost and just refused to work. Fortunately, I was not too far from work so I was able to walk the rest of the way.

So far it had been about 150 puncture free kilometres this year (one week worth of commuter ks) but now my average has suddenly becom a puncture per 50 kilometres or there about. Hope this is not an omen for the year ahead!

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