Just wanted to do a quick post to say I just did my fifth ride for the month in 10 days. That means I need to do 18 rides in the remaining 21 days of May. Of course in order to have done the ride, that would mean I have a bike with 2 good tires and tubes on it which I do. I'm really hoping that I have the whole tube thing figured out. Only time will tell.
By the Way, I looked at the rear tire I had issues with and part f the bead was missing. I'm not sure if this was before, during or after the issue on Wednesday, but the tire was not reusable so I got a new one. Let's hope the Michelin man knows as much about bicycle tires as he does about car tires.