We had our first flat tire today - Jim's bike. We changed it with no problem - we have had plenty experience with them.
We rode from Nags Head, NC to Avon, NC - 53 miles. Much of it was the same scenery, sand dunes and scrub brushes. It was a 2 lane road with a good bike lane except when it was covered in sand or water. The Outer Banks took a beating with the storm. The surf is still raging and the surfers were everywhere. But we had no problem navigating. We rode over a very intimidating bridge at Oregon Inlet with no bike lane but very little traffic. All in all it was a great day despite the weather.
We will be in Ocracoke, NC tomorrow night and will have to ride another ferry to get there. It is a beautiful little island. We have been there before years ago and really enjoyed it.