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:
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.