I swapped out the tube again and made sure to check that it wasn’t caught anywhere, especially by the valve stem. I filled her up and put the wheel back on. Just then a fellow walked by and asked if I was okay. He mentioned that there was a bike shop about two blocks away if I needed anything, so that was good to know. If I had another blowout in a minute at least I would have somewhere to go!
As I got back on the road it looked like things were holding…sort of. When I looked down it would look like there wasn’t a lot of pressure in the back tire, but then I would stop and feel it and it felt just fine. Let’s just say that I was really happy that I made it back to the car without another flat!
Um…so yeah…just over 18 miles of recovery riding in the bag…plus a little flat changing experience to go with it!