Before we dive into this I'd like to start off by saying I don't blame Davenport for my bad luck with tiers recently. Who knows, maybe I am just unlucky, or maybe I'm doing something wrong. After about 4 flat tires however, I'm noticing a trend.

This trend is not a fun one by any means.

My first flat tire hit in March of 2021, and this was the first time in a long time. I had a screw in it, and got it changed. I then got another flat tire on the tire I had just replaced. This happened in April, but I was able to repair it myself with a tire patch. Full disclosure, I had to watch a video on YouTube to get it done.

Not more than a week later another tier of mine had low pressure, I found a nail, and also filled that one.

Fast forward to last week and I woke up to a very flat tire in the morning. No Nails or screws in this one either. I had to get that one changed. I am stumped at this point. I am either very unlucky, getting pranked, or am just an awful driver.

The weather could also be a factor possibly. Maybe the tires I had were just bad?

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I don't mean to blame the city I work in. I love it here, but this is getting crazy! Maybe it's due to the potholes:


Maybe it's the construction:


Better yet, maybe the road construction:


Hopefully after writing this story I will no longer have tire troubles and project my frustration on the great city of Davenport! Unless I find out It is because of Davenport roads... Then I'll have some serious beef!

All I know is that I'm tired of seeing this:


Hotel Davenport Demolition

The Hotel Davenport is located at 5202 Brady St. and was reportedly built in the early 1970s. Earlier this year it was decided that this hotel was no longer set to have guests.

According to the Quad Cities times, the Davenport hotel has faced a number of fires, along with safety and health code violations. This has led to the call for its demolition. I've driven past it many times and have seen that the building had clearly began to deteriorate.

It was scheduled for demolition earlier this year, and said demolition began in April. Many involved in this project are excited to see what the future holds for this lot in Davenport.

I drive past this spot every day for work, and over the last month have snagged some pictures of the demolition.