April 20, 2005

I really did get a puncture through an armadillo

Follow-up to Bike maintenance, take 1 from Steve's blog

You got a puncture through an Armadillo? Well done!

Last time I got a flat, it was the tube's fault. It split at the base of the valve. Couldn't really pin that one on the Armadillos. I was expecting the same thing this time, too, but no. What did I find? This:

And after extracting the thing it looks like this:

It looks like a piece of flint. It is quite sharp. No wonder it got through the tyre! I think I'll keep it as a souvenir. Put it in a display case – "The flint that punctured an Armadillo".

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