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Friday, May 11, 2007

And the winner is...

Sorry, we're tardy in announcing the winner of today's contest. There was a scheduled outage here at the blog, and we ignored it.

Anyway, dtspokesman wins a (not yet existent) Pinch Flat News T-shirt for answering our question: What's the only REAL reason road bikers need to wear gloves? He (or she?) wrote:

For cleaning glass and sand and small rocks off your tires when you inadvertently ride through crap you'd otherwise avoid. If I'm not waering gloves, I'll sometimes use my water bottle or even my shoes, stick them in there as we roll, and scrape off the garbage to avoid a flat.

Nice work, dtspokesman. Your T-shirt is on its way, just as soon as it comes into existence!