Friday, August 3, 2012

Day 39: the chain tool

Today was all about getting to Ozora. That is the town where I met the MO Tagliaferres. They took me back to their place here in St Louis where I will spend tonight and tomorrow.

The first part of the day was great. I woke up early and enjoyed the cool weather. I stopped at a grocery store for lunch and helped a guy who got locked out of his car.

The real drama happened during the final 20 mile stretch. I found myself pedaling just ahead of a storm. Eventually the thunder and lightening caught up to me and I ducked into shelter:

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A few years ago I let a bike shop guy talk me into buying a chain tool. Since then, I have debated bringing it on my trip and whether or not I should send it home. Well, 2 miles after the storm passed I busted my chain. I was he-man charging up a hill and I guess my massive quads were too much for the chain. Good thing I had my chain tool! I fixed it right up and pedaled the rest of the way to Ozora with no problems.

Now I am lounging with the family watching the Olympics.

- Jeremy Tagliaferre; hiker, biker, and general life liker.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing that you had that chain tool in your "one bag"!