Last week on the way to work it felt like my tires were really grabbing on to the highway imperfections a lot more than normal. At first I thought I was imagining things, but it happened a lot and I then remembered that the last time I got gas my mileage was lower than normal.
I resolved to check my tire pressure when I got home.
Yikes, the front was fine, but the rear was down to 15 PSI, way too low! I put air in it and looked around for a puncture and did not see one. The next evening however when I got home the pressure was down a bit. I looked over the tire closer this time looking for the root of the problem and found it. What looked like a nail almost dead center of my tire.
I continued to ride on it for a couple of days meaning to get to the shop and have it fixed. Unfortunately the Thanksgiving Holiday is the busiest time of year for me and I just couldn’t make it to the shop. So last weekend I just decided I would plug it myself and see how that went.
After a couple of days it seems to be doing fine. Hopefully it will last until I get it into the shop soon. I’m due for a service anyways.