Hauled arse on my early AVV shift today and finished 20 minutes early at around 10:30. By 11:30 I was on the Putty Road. Stopped at the Grey Gums Cafe for a well earned burger with the lot and a blueberry muffin (athletic figure and all that!). As I was walking back my green steed, I saw this.... Lucky the wheel didn't turn another quarter or I wouldn't have seen it. The pressure seemed ok (of course I've carried my gauge around for the last 10 rides... except today) so I had a choice. a) Turn for home and do 90km to Windsor and try and get it fixed there or b) continue with my ride and head 80km to Singleton and get it fixed there at Singleton Motorcycles where my uncle works. Turning for home ruins my ride but so does heading further up the Putty - away from home - and getting a total flat. I continued... based on the fact that the tyre seemed fine and if it had turned a little more I never would have seen the nail and continued anyway, probably none the wiser. I have a repair kit under the seat that could get me out of trouble I reckoned. Pull into Singleton motorcycles and they don't really do tyres. Head to a big tyre shop on the corner and they don't do motorcycle tyres, sigh... They send me to "ACE Tyres" across the main drag and they don't do tyres that are still on the bike. Righto, "can I borrow a rear stand and a torque wrench?" "sure" I whip the wheel off and the young bloke has the nail out and the tyre patched from the inside in no time. Wheel refitted, hands washed, go to pay. The nice lady (maybe the owner) says "You've done most of the work yourself, how's $10?" I say "sure, thats cheap" I open my wallet and I haven't got a cent in there! "Can I EFTPOS it?" The lady says "don't worry about it, come see us next time you need a tyre in Singo" She was giving me the tyre repair for nothing! Unbelievable! I jumped on the V and went around the corner for some fuel, got $20 cash out and some chockies and went back to pay for the excellent service. Good work by that mob. If you need tyres near Singleton, go to ACE Tyres, they rock!