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Oops…the rubber band broke…

I’m back in Kalispell Montana. 20 miles out of town my rear wheel went “Ping!”…”Ping!” and I knew right away that this meant trouble. Two of the spokes snapped; one of them actually snapping the joint right out of the rim and leaving a gaping hole where the spoke would normally go. I’m lucky actually. I’m just amazed that I was able to ride the bike back to town without losing anymore spokes. Or without having to hitch a ride from one of those pick-up truck guys that always go whizzing by me.

Ah well. I guess I’ve been pretty lucky so far on this trip. The bike is in the shop getting repaired and I’m here at the library wondering if I can actually get from Kalispell to Jackson Hole Wyoming in six days. It’s about four hundred miles, but is actually longer if you are taking the side roads… stay tuned…

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About crazyflybikeguy

I got my first bike when i was six years old, a classic Schwinn with a lamp in front and streamers coming out of the handle bars. Over the years this bike evolved into a mustang style, prototype BMX style bike with a banana seat. I miss that bike as much as I miss my first and only dog. I've worked as a courier off and on over the years and continue to ride my bike 18 miles from my house in Mill Basin Brooklyn to Manhattan.

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