Other than "by the side of the road," that is pretty much how I've done my tire changes. Figure I need to practice for the inevitable--no point in developing a perfect technique that requires some plank or lever or other tool that won't fit in the tool kit. I used to struggle with that, till I discovered NoMar™ tire lube. Stuff is magic--right at the point where I used to be cussing and thinking I'd never get that tire over the rim, it just seems to creep over by itself! I have had that thought as well. Drives me nuts trying to balance the wheel on my Harbour Freight balancer Dang! That's my problem, I go the Moderna vaccine! Should have gone with the AZ!