I know everybody has an opinion on whether to slime or not to slime. I have to tell y'all that on the Inland Empire Century in Tri Cities, WA, I picked 6 goatheads, (Texas tacks, puncture weeds, whatever) out of my tires at one of the SAG stops. I spun the wheels and waited a few minutes, put some air in and was on my way while another lady was changing her 2nd flat in 10 miles. I love slime!!!