Not sure which was worse.......
A blowout on the rear tire while pulling into a conveniece store or finding out the store was shuttered up.........and it was my only known watering hole on a 64 mile ride in the mountains.
Man that blowout was loud-my ears are still ringing!!! It blew out on the inside circumference of the tube and over a rim hole. It looks like the cloth rim tape just barely covers the hole so I'll redo it. I had a devil of a time getting the tire reseated on the rim as part of the tube right beside the valve kept getting between the bead and the rim. I finally figured out a fix but after I'd fidgeted with it way too long.
And found some water at a new store I was unaware of on down the road.
I was really out in the middle of nowhere. I had several plans running through my mind had I blown another tube on how to get back to my car-some 30+ miles away (I only carry one spare).
I also found out I am really out of cycling shape. But the golf game has never been better!!
Ever been stranded with equipment failure?? What did you do?