Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

Daily Trip Log

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
Rapid City to Wall, SD
Date: 2006-08-22

  Rapid City to Wall

  After I woke up to a another flat tire, I decided it was time for new tires. That meant we had to wait for the bike shop to open at 9AM. Thank you for the super service at Wheeler Dealers in Rapid City. They even covered the tires on warranty for me. Now we had a long hot ride and with a 50km/h side wind to boot. We rode the service road for a while, but the hills and the wind and the heat were too much for. WE went back to the I90 so I could stop in the shade of the underpasses. I told Jack to go on to Wall, because I was going to be a long time. A thunderstorm started sneaking up on me, so I decided to wait it out at an underpass. It was a little wet riding after that because o all the splash from the trucks. Then I got another flat in my new tire! I pulled out a ½ inch tacking nail. How did I manage to pick that up on the freeway? When I changed to my spare tube, it was defective! I tried to patch the other one, but it still leaked! Jack phoned me to say there was a severe storm warning in the area. Time to hitchhike the last 15 km. I was lucky enough to get a ride in a pick up truck with two guys. They were great, but I did have to listen to some preaching about the second coming. The hotel room was so nice!