We finally did another training run, of thirty miles, carrying twenty pounds of ‘freight’; water.
Twenty Pounds of Water
It has been awhile since we had a warm, sunny day, and this one was both. The trip took longer, since I stopped several times, to make sure I got some decent photos, riding along the USA/Canada border.
Looking south, into the United States of America, under water it appears.
On the left is Canada, and on the right is the USA.
USA is ten feet from my right hand, but there is a border crossing about a mile ahead.
Continued on, stopped at McDonalds, and tried to send this post from there, but the photos would not load, so I waited til the next day and did them on the computer. Why did they not work? No wifi? I don’t know.
Went fifteen miles, and stopped at a bike shop in Fort Langley, planning to spend $34 on a chain cleaner. Whoops! One hundred dollars later…
I know there are better locks, but they weigh five pounds!
Headed back to Langley, called a friend, to invite him for coffee, but instead, he invited me for dinner. So my ‘short’ ride turned into an all day affair, but such a beautiful day it was!
So today I cleaned the bike, all over, including the chain, then oiled the chain. Doing that also helps me notice anything that needs tightening, and I did find a few of those things. I have a bike tool set, but I need a set of wrenches that allow me to get into tight spaces.
Next time we have a nice sunny day I want to put up the tent, and also light the stove. Best not to leave that for when it counts.