You know, it figures. Next week is EOM and this upcoming weekend was to be focused on changing the oil on the bike, flushing the brake and clutch lines, and some general preparation for the trip. Then evil Mr. Aluminum Shard had to rear his head yesterday as I got ready to leave the office…slicing a nice hole into my near new Michelin PR2 tire on the rear! I managed to patch it enough to get home, but the nature of the slice and it’s proximity to the outer edge of the tire demands that I completely replace the tire (I’ll plug and ride normal nail/screw punctures). Bummer.