Makes for a sudden stop and then a reach for the cell phone (whatever did we do before they came along?) for a pick-up.
Just so you know, on my 10 speed travels I carry stuff I think I'll need in a cinch bag on my back and travel light, without things like an inner tube or repair kit.
In this case, even those things wouldn't have helped (if I had them along) since the actual tire burst.
Letting the air out of the trip ended it almost 15 miles before I expected, but I'm thankful the blow out came in Cottage Grove (not all that far from home) and in a town on a highway instead of along the isolated Glacial Drumlin trail where I may have had to walk the bike for 10 miles or more to civilization and a cross road.
The Glacial Drumlin trail stretches to the western edges of Milwaukee from the small community of Cottage Grove (just a few miles east of Madison). Today's trip covered less than half that, after I rode my bike south from Watertown to join the trail north of Jefferson, Wisconsin.
It was my first time on the trail, but won't be the last - I'm looking forward to riding the whole trail at some point. If it's going to be next weekend, I have some work to do!
Hope your weekend had more inflating moments than deflating ones.