Other uses

We recently put new tires on the car.

Yes, I know.  We drive it too much.

But besides that and on a similar line, we also discovered that our daughter’s back left tire was low.  I could have taken it to the shop, but it was late in the day. I also could have gone it to a convenience store and aired it up, but I did not have the keys.  So, I did what any cycling dad would do.

I pumped up her tire.

I would think other dads (or moms) have done likewise.

After a while, I started counting. It took 100 pumps to do ten pounds.

The tire was noticeably low when I started and the pressure gauge showed under five pounds at first.  The front left was down also by about twenty pounds, so I did that one. We checked them the next day and they were still up.  I had originally thought of using a CO2 cartridge, but picked manual labor instead.

I was quite pleased with the result.  Maybe she needs her own pump for Christmas!

Stay happy,


About rlhoover

A perspective on life and cycling in the Ozarks. I started serious cycling in 2008, after seeing my wife be on the bike for a few years. We have biked many places and hope to continue. I am no where near being a real good cyclist, but I have fun trying to improve. Who am I kidding? Me? Improve??
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2 Responses to Other uses

  1. Matt Gholson says:

    I’ve done that before, it took awhile.

  2. Bill Lambert says:

    I just did that a couple months ago on my daughter’s car. Since then, we’ve put new tires on that car. Glad to know I’m not the only do-it-yourselfer!

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