On this theme, in the second video below my granddaughter, Ada, explained my cross country trip on a large map of the USA to her friend. It's a little hard to understand but I think she actually gets it.
We made it to Illinois today, getting to a new state is always a big deal. I rode in to St Louis as close as I could before the traffic and roads became too congested and dangerous. There were six lanes of traffic on these roads with no shoulder or bike lane. So I decided to put the bike on the SAG vehicle and to get through the city. Then we entered IL and rode on.
I traveled a nice bike path which was the scene of another spoken broke, this time on the front wheel. So we back tracked to The Cyclery bike shop, which I stopped at earlier in the day to get some directions. Andy took great care and replaced the spoke, and I purchased a few extras in case of more spoke problems in the future. By the time we finished with the spoke replacement it was 5:00 PM and we then returned to the breakdown spot to resume. This made for a late day and I rode until sunset when we arrived at Greenville, IL for the night. I ended up riding about 80 miles today.
|Andy from The Cyclery Fixing a Broken Spoke|