When embarking on a long distance ride you do your best to make sure your bike is in good working condition, but even with the best intentions something can always go wrong.
On our ride from Hayden/Post Falls Idaho to Spokane Washington one of those unexpected things happened. It was our first hiccup in the ride and wouldn’t be our last.
As I mentioned in the post before this one we were almost to the State line when Tom’s bike started to have issues.
Tom left a comment on the last post here it is: In my bikes defense it 73 years old. I rescued it from a clump of tree’s in the middle of a hay field about 6 months ago. Its a 1938 Colson Scout and the chain is original.
At first the chain had just fallen off and we waited a few moments for him to get it back on, but after traveling a little further down the trail it started to just come apart and wrapped itself around the front wheel hub (which was not a good thing!)
Fortunately for us one of our club members and friends Joe was in the Spokane Valley looking at apartments so Tom called him and had him come pick him up at the State Line while the rest of us pedaled on.
Tom had Joe bring him back to the house here in Hayden where they picked up another bike. After picking up replacement bike the plan was for them to drive to the Oxford Suites in Downtown Spokane (where we would be staying for the evening), leave Joe’s car in the parking lot, and then ride back to meet us along the trail.
We continued on our route to Liberty Lake where we had planned on stopping and the boys continued on their mission to get to the hotel and then catch up with us along the route.
Tune in to see what happens when we miss our turn at Liberty Lake…amazing the places you find by accident!