Long story made short. Headed out Sat morning to breakfast date 35miles away. After a nice visit I headed back home. 12 miles from home while crossing a bridge my nice Conti town and country rear tire with a extra thick thorn tube went flat really fast. Took about 30 or 40 feet to come to a wobbly stop from a top speed of 30 mph. The culprit was a 1.5" staple [the thin air gun type]. Tried to fix but the staple went through the tube multiple times [top,bottom and all sides of the tube] while rolling to a stop.Patches nor slime worked. Found a home owner that let me chain up the bike before walking 6 miles. Mile seven a nice guy offered me a ride home. Went back in my Van to collect bike. My feet have blisters.