Saw a lady the other day riding on the rim on her sportster. Tire was flat, as in punctured. Had no idea, said it had been feeling a little 'off' since she left that morning a couple hours before. Sheesh!
I can notice something a little 'off' with more than a couple pounds myself, but I check them frequently so I kind of get a 'feel' for how it should be. I don't ride very aggressive though, so I can usually get away with a couple pounds here or there.
Nothing to be ashamed of, at least you caught it! It's a good reminder though to check those tires often, especially this time of year where temperatures fluctuate, drop, humidity changes, etc. etc. Seems like, unless it's just my imagination, my tires fluctuate a lot more in the winter and in the spring than any other time.
"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT "Couch-a-Saki/Mini-Bagger"
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)