Adversity – Plan B
Goal Winthrop – Tonasket. 70 miles
Achieved 8 miles to Twisp
PIF left this AM to go back real world….I'm going to miss her in so many ways…..
Pulled out of Winthrop fully loaded and eager to get to next…. Was fighting pedaling… Couldn’t get any speed...were my legs spent? Did I over do day 1&2? So I turned off my music and heard a rubbing sound and could sort of smell a burnt smell. Well the camping gear was resting on the fender and that was rubbing the rear tire… It actually melted the fender and the bag a bit….a local guy saw me and asked a couple of questions about bike and trip…mentioned a trailer would probably be a solution…. Sat in parking lot for about two hours thinking and came up with a solution!
Order a trailer and ship it to a point where I’ll be 5 days out! Ship gear today. Don’t lose the waiting for it here…not necessary for next 5 days… Only problem is post office is closed until tomorrow….
So got to explore Twisp….very small and cute and friendly town….booked a room at Twisp River Hotel/Suites. Wow! Great place right on the river….great staff. Cycled to grocery store for fruits and sandwich. Actually can & did laundry here… It needed to be done. Met a lovely lady and her parents who have moved into a new gallery space called Methow Art Alliance that is opening May 23! They have an Edward Curtis Photo Exhibit. Worth viewing……tonight I had to box up gear to ship it out tomorrow… The night manager at the Inn was most helpful… Got into talking about the trip and the CAA and Leslie was ecstatic… she called her former students who were basically gifted as our CAA team “squirrels”…..
I think this was meant to be!!!!!
Tonight, even though there is a great bed in the room, I will sleep on sofa listening to the raging river flow by.....
Even a setback has a positive note!!!!