We all know that rule. It's a good rule. Cycling 101. Never talk about flats before or during a ride.
I got lazy and forgot about the rule. Just two days ago, I was talking to a friend about the advantages of running tubeless w/ Stans. I was bragging about how it's been over a year since my last flat. As soon as I heard those words come out of my mouth, I knew I had cursed myself and there was nothing I could do to reverse it.
The very next day on my lunch ride, I sliced a hole in my sidewall big enough that the Stans couldn't seal it. That tube that has been wrapped around my seat post for the past year finally came in handy.
I can't wait to see what happens on today's ride. I'm going to carry a tube in all three jersey pockets.