Tires? Tires? Who cares about tires!
They should just do "their thing" and not bother me!
So, having gotten back from a 40 mile ride, I examined my tires. I do this after every couple of rides to make sure the tires are not too worn. They are Specialized Armadillo Elites so I seldom have flat tires on the road, but they do wear and I often find pieces of metal wire, from "road alligators" (i.e. truck tire delaminations) stuck into the tire really trying to give me a flat.
I've learned to periodically look for these little devils hidden away in the surface of the tire. They are only a "dot" in appearance, but, once pulled out, they often turn out to be a bit bigger.
On the other hand, it was interesting to check the tires, on a different day, and find a piece of wire that simply grabbed part of the tread!
So, when was the last time you checked your tires?