Spent the week on the indoor trainer, work has picked up a bit, so my “free time” became restricted.
Took leave on friday as I had to go do my moto learners and went for a ride at around 2pm in the cradle.
Tyre issues about 30mins in. Bombed and carried on. I kept on slowly loosing pressure.
The tyre had a small hole just above the rim due to a pinch from a hard landing on an exposed rock, too small to put a plug in, as the canvas would have just tore more, and I was running low on bombs. ( one left)
Kept going at a sedate pace, trying to keep weight off the rear ( not smart on the dirt)
went till the squishyness became wobblyness and figured I’m close enough to the car that if I do plug and bomb it, and the pressure doesnt hold, that the hike will not be too bad.
as I was rummaging through my tool pouch, I came across 2 of those really tiny “worms” I could never figure out their usefulness due to the skewer I have makes a bigger hole than the worm can plug.
I had a wee brainfart, and decided to try and insert the worm lengthways next to the rim and the tyre, to hopefully close the hole with pressure being applied ( see photo, as I’m sure my explanation sucks)
this seemed to have done the trick, and i managed to avoid the hike.