... said my mechanic - sure did! And not in a good way, like that chick I met in a bar once... So I was cruising to work yesterday on the Spada, happily filtering the traffic away but staying sensible in the light rain (Isn't it always when this stuff happens?!) Then as I leaned slightly to navigate the old toll plaza on the M4, the back stepped out big-time and I only just stayed on - thankfully I'd been reading these forums so I eased off rather than slamming the throttle shut. Long story short: the back tyre actually split for some reason! It's only got about 12 months on it and plenty of tread left, so any ideas why a tyre would split? I had a puncture repaired about 6 months ago, so I supect the weak spot.