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Weather Calls the Shots

88th turns into River Road, which is as far north as I can go

88th turns into River Road, which is as far north as I can go

In the last few weeks the river, and 88th Avenue have become close!

This field is not usually under water
This field is not usually under water
Coming to get you!
Coming to get you!

The police were at the major intersections, and also going door to door updating people.

Standing on guard
Standing on guard

And now I have a tent!

How does it look?
How does it look?
Tent, check...sleeping bag, check...sun...hmm...
Tent, check…sleeping bag, check…sun…hmm…

Since we last spoke I have changed a few REAL flat tires, including the back tire. What a greasy mess! But I did it, and the tire did not fall off when I rode to town on it. I need to work out the ‘cleaning up after changing the back tire’ part of this plan though. I wrestled with the chain for too long, but I won!!

And one more important thing: I was planning on updating this blog, on the road, with the app on my iPhone, but it seems there is a problem with this app, and WordPress does not seem to be working on the solving of it, so I may be limited to updates on the Facebook group ‘Clicker Training Road Trip CTRT’. You may want to join that, just in case.

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Twenty Pounds of Water

We finally did another training run, of thirty miles, carrying twenty pounds of ‘freight’; water.

Twenty Pounds of 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.

Heading east
Heading east

Looking south, into the United States of America, under water it appears.

The USA is under water
The USA is under water

On the left is Canada, and on the right is the USA.

Canada, left and USA, right.
Canada, left and USA, right.

USA is ten feet from my right hand, but there is a border crossing about a mile ahead.

Mount Baker off in the distance
Mount Baker off in the distance

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…

Chain cleaner, light, refil for chain cleaner, lock
Chain cleaner, light, refil for chain cleaner, lock

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.