You shouldn't wish your life away, but Feb. was not the month of my cycling life. I had EIGHT punctures in February, Mick had about 4 and Donie had 4. All of the punctures were tiny things apart from one of Donie's which was caused by Alzheimer's Disease of a Tyre Casing (ADTC) which ruptured. Most were caused by tiny little bits of glass stuck in the tyres, and very difficult to find, one or two with no obvious cause. Three of mine were on one spin. (Spin is a very Cork word. A Dubliner would go on a ride. How about you folks?). One was caused by my not having an extra spare 26in tube and using a 700C tube which I happened to have in my bag. It is written by sages such as Jobst Brandt that this should cause no problem, but they're never tried it. Where the tyre is folded over you will get a small puncture in about 50 miles or less, in my experience, but it may get you home. I've had a puncture develop on the three occasions that I've had to try this wizard wheeze!
The punctures have stopped. Last one was more than 10 days ago.
I went through about 10 consecutive bike tours with my wife, without punctures some years ago, only for us to get 3 punctures in about an hour one morning in Scotland, including a blown tyre. These were each on different wheels!. Got none after that for a few tours.
The record number for a day was a friend of mine, Paul Harte, who got nine one day in Spain. We'd split up for the day and when I rejoined him he was on his ninth. He was totally frustrated, had no spare tubes left and was patching the tubes. He couldn't work out what was causing them.
I took off the tyre and turned it inside out and found that there was a tiny exposed wire in the casing, sticking into the tubes. I glued a canvas patch over it and that solved the problem.
What's very frustrating is when the puncture is so small that you find it very difficult to detect it by the roadside and therefore can't tell where the problem is. If you can't, try blowing the tube up fairly big and LOOK. You will usually see something small which is the puncture hole. Dipping in water is the ideal of course but for that you need water and ideally a dish.
A subtle cause is where you see a small mark on the inside of a tyre casing and there's a small nick corresponding to it on the outside. You may feel nothing inside or out, but sometimes if there's a tiny bit of glass in there, you may only be able to detect it by flexing the tyre at the area of the nick. Two of the punctures I had last month exhibited this phenomenon. I was able to pick the glass fragments out with my fingernail, with a bit of patience. Occasionally I've had to resort to a pin.
A final word on punctures.
If there's a bang, you either have a big hole in the sidewall of the tyre, OR the tyre has blown off the rim and you will have a huge tear in the tube. This latter phenomenon has happened to me twice or three times while descending very steep hills with hard braking. It's described in the cycling literature.