Where's the crime in a streak of bad luck? - Jay Farrar
I woke up this morning and glanced at Kimmie. Shining like a star in her rear sidewall was a roofing nail. It was simple chance that I picked it up. It was the third or fourth thing in a row. A streak of bad luck.
Except my tank wasn't full. So I got stuck on the side of the road waiting for my lovely, and very angry wife, to bring me gas.
Now I picked up a nail and I know that a rear tire needs to be replaced.
I've been using Michelin City Grip's on my bike. I've been happy with them and see no reason to change. I know however that I'm looking at about $80 for just one however. The tire I've on Kimmie now is relatively new. I could go with a cheaper Shinko but would prefer the performance of the Michelin.
It's just another expense. One that is not needed at this time....and one that I have to pay.
Of course, it could have been worse. I would rather find the nail in my driveway than find it going 80 miles an hour down the freeway. In that case I am lucky. In that case I'm blessed.
Even though the tire was not losing air and I don't believe the sidewall was damaged, I decided to replace the tire. I would rather be safe than sorry.