During my ride last weekend I flatted my front tire about twenty miles back into the Idaho mountains with no way out other than riding or walking. I ended up riding and walking my bike out to try and not damage the rim. The rim made it back in decent shape but as for me that is another story(250 lbs takes on a whole new meaning now). Any way to my question. I really don't want to pack 15" tire irons with me when I go riding. So what do people take with them on long rides to fix flats. CO2 cartridges, patch kits, etc. Your help experience is much appreciated.