|hmm...that green should look familiar...|
I decided to stick with the Clement X'Plor MSO (40-622). I like how they handle, they grip nicely in the corners and over the gravel and debris in the street. And they match the front tire, which has plenty of miles left on it. I ordered the 60 tpi version instead of 127 tpi, thinking the 60tpi might last longer. They're less expensive, too
First the question was, "would the new tire arrive before my old tire blew out"?
Then the tires arrived before the tire blew, a couple days went by, and the question became "will I get the tire actually put on before a blow-out?". I'm not on real good terms with the rear derailleur, so I kept putting it off. I tend to procrastinate. In the meantime, I tried to stay off busy streets.
I finally got them on last weekend. Remember that green spot? Turned out it was a Skab patch. Somehow forgot that I'd run over a staple which left a little flap in the tire. I'd patched the tube with a Skab and glued the flap down. Which eventually tore off. Doh!
So lesson learned - sometimes it's best to replace the tire after a flat instead of gluing it back together. And do it pronto.