|Rear Tire after 622 miles (now on the front)|
I got off to a rough start this morning. After packing up, as I went to head out things didn't feel right. I looked back abd my rear tire was flat. When I took off the wheel to repair the flat I was astonded to see that the tread pattern on the rear tire was completly worn off after 620 miles. To even things out I decided I needed to rotate the tires, so now I had to remove both wheels and tires. With the front wheel off I found the front bearings had come out of adjustment. So add digging out the cone wrenches to adjust the bearings. And just to make it more interesting, I could not find the cause of the original flat.
But everything is back together with the old rear tire and tube up in front where I can keep an eye on them. I was planning to have breakfast in Garibaldi, but it turned out to be lunch instead!
One good point was as I was pushing the bike up to a good place to do the repairs a lady walked up and said "Hello Kerry." It turned out she was one of the county people that collet the camground fees. She told me she owed me some money, because they only charge $20 for hiker/bikers. So my $32 campsite was actualy only $20 and I got $12 back.