Bull....you're still losing your virginity here my friend. It is not worth riding it at all. You lose air or worst, have a blow out and you're in deep.......... I know, you love to ride and tires are expensive...blah blah blah. You been down yet Bull??????? I have and so have many here...there's nothing fun about it. I got lucky, mine was a low side. Most blown tires result in high sides. Ask anyone who has high sided, they'll tell you it sucks. Moral of this story, quit posting looking for someone to say it's OK to ride on that junk tire because you will not get anyone on this forum to agree with your reasoning for riding. If you can't afford it right now, then save up, let the bike sit for a few weeks. It's worth it in the end.