Tag Archives: Puncture

Bike tyres are so much easier to fix

By | 4 February, 2015

I was enjoying a lazy Saturday morning at home when the text message appeared on my phone: Car has puncture

My wife had taken the car out to do some grocery shopping, and as she was driving out of the supermarket car park she realised the car had a flat. She had pulled over to the side of the road, but wasn’t entirely sure what to do next.

Another Flat Tyre

By | 26 February, 2014

It’s hard to describe the exact feeling, but once you’ve experienced it a few times you learn to recognise it. The handling of the bike starts to feel a bit weird – a bit unstable – as if the wheels are sliding a bit to each side.

It’s the feeling of a flat tyre – and of the consequential loss of grip on the road.

Flat Tyre

By | 28 January, 2014

First thing on a morning, when you’re in a rush to get to work, is not the ideal time to discover you’ve got a flat tyre! I’m not sure how my back tyre got a puncture, but it was flat as a pancake this morning. I must have got a slow puncture on my way home last night, which seems like a feasible guess as the Dublin roads were wet and covered in debris from the recent high winds we’ve had.