Broken links Not spirits- Dealing with what comes your way

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So yesterday we left from Eureka for what was planed to be a an 86 mile day. When we left Whitefish I started having shifting problems. After a call to Mark and no luck with a roadside adjustment we pushed on for West Glacier.
Just as we were getting into the room the cause of all my problems came to life. One of the chain links broke and was beginning to pull away front the pin. With no bike shops for the next 200 miles our options were limited.
Sue at the front desk was very helpful, Isaac had a chain but it would take too long to get it to our remote location. Ryan called the bike shop back in Whitefish to see when they opened, and had to call back because he forgot what day it was. Well Ron at the shop picked up the phone and thank god he was  willing to drop what he was doing and help a person in need. He had the chain and Joan found a hiding spot and we made the purchase. Next we rented a car and made it back to Whitefish. Happiness was seeing the chain under the garden hose (thanks Joan) and we retraced our way back to West Glacier. Now for some midnight bike mechanics and hopefully will be on our way to the pass in the morning. Sorry this didn’t post sooner.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by ndoyal on June 26, 2010 at 8:20 PM

    Mitch, that’s quite a story. Glad it worked out in the end. What next? Brake pads? Cables? You are putting more mileage on those bikes now than most people do in four seasons.

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    • Posted by Mitch on June 27, 2010 at 2:20 PM

      hope that is it for a while. Your right about th mileage and its hard miles on the bike. we are glad to have good stuff we have seen what happen, the road eats bikes.

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