Riding at a local event this morning on a thirty mile loop my wife and I were riding with a group of about twenty bikes when the lady in front of me had a rear flat. She was alone, and even older than me so we returned to help. Her tire was well worn with a lot of dry rot. I put in a new tube and slowly started to pulse the CO2 in. At half full all seemed well so I shot the rest in. Of course the tire exploded in my hands. Aside from the obvious need for new shorts I was wondering how long it may be before my hearing returns? Also will my wife stop laughing by then?