Yesterday reminded me of past posts from our bike trips—breakdowns and repairs.
The sky was clear and too sunny for a visit to the assorted junk on West Beach. I decided to take a trip to Clay Head Trail on the east side of Corn Neck Road.
I waited till later in the afternoon to avoid the noontime sun, and before packing to go, I left the house for a short trip to the store. I thought I heard a little something strange, but decided it was nothing and kept going (big mistake). Not too far down the road I met Tim, returning from his double trip around the island, and at the same time realized there was definitely something amiss. I turned around and coasted back to the house. The pedals were turning but there was no connection to the gears. I was doomed. Why?
I had forgotten about the bungee cord that usually kept my tripod secured to the rack. When you see what happened to the bungee cord, you can imagine the potential damage made to the gears below. Something snapped!
Three hours after the snap that cut the connection between my pedals and the hub, Tim had found the D ring inside that had come loose. With some help from the Internet he put it back in place and put everything back together.
All was well and I still made my trip up to the Clay Head Trail. Once again, Tim saved the day (and the rest of the trip!)
This morning, the clouds I love were back but rain was forecast for 11. With an early start and lots of protection in case I stayed out too long, I revisited West Beach for another collection of close-ups of rusty metal and rocks..