So it turns out I wasn’t being totally incompetent when trying to fix my wheel yesterday. The rim had actually spilt so there wasn’t much I could do (although that’s probably something I probably should have noticed).
This means I now have a new wheel….
I owe a huge thank you to Kyle and Showers Pass for basically looking after me and sorting the whole thing out whilst I was in Portland; and also to the guys at Universal Cycles who brought my bike back to life (very quickly as well).
The fact that I still managed to ride over 90 miles today is all thanks to these guys as I would have been totally lost without them.
I also want to thank Tim who joined me on the road once I got going again. He provided some very welcome company and excluding the 40 kilometres to Portland this morning, I think he probably ended up riding further than I did.
It’s difficult to express how grateful I am in these updates, but I really do mean it.
I think my new wheel is a bit heavier but hopefully that won’t affect me too much as I’m heading over the Rockies tomorrow.
I’m now in Washington (state) so that’s it for me in Oregon. I don’t have much else to say right now but I’m feeling much better about things than I was last night.
Distance: 92.6 miles / 148.9 km
Riding Time: 6:23:43
Av. Speed: 14.5 mph / 23.2 kph