I have ridden well over 2000 miles on these Continental Tour Ride Tires and never had a problem, that is until Thursday's commute, in the pouring rain. I flatted on Route 25 just past the railroad tracks in Hawleyville. Fortunately, I was able to get under an awning by Papa Al's Pizza and stay dry while I replace the tube.
I wasn't but 50 yards away when I flatted again! I gave up at this point and called my wife to come get me otherwise it would have been a long, wet Walk of Shame.
After work I examined the tire close up and found the culprit. I didn't feel where it was puncturing through the tire because I figured only when you were riding would your weight cause the shard to push through and puncture the tube within. I guess next time I will need to examine the tire more closely.
I emailed Continental to see on the off chance they would warranty the tire for me but I think I am going to have to replace it. I am afraid of what the gash could pick up and cause to me flat again. Everyone seems to recommend Schwalbe tires, so I might have get a pair of those.