Hobbling Into Holbrook
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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It wasn’t too upsetting to leave the site this morning. There were some strange characters living in trailers and the area had very little to look at
We rested for cold drinks at 20 miles and decided that although it would be a short day we would stay the night in Holbrook which was only 10 miles later. As we were enjoying the shade on some empty drinks boxes a hilarious truck driver came up for a chat. He was a Mexican and was really interested in our journey. Like all others we have met in USA he thought we were from Australia but we forgave him because he was so funny and warm. After telling him we were actually from England he asked us which town we were from, his first guess was Dublin! He shook our hands and returned to his truck talking to himself about what we were up to. A great meet.
As he left us we glanced over and saw that Polly had a flat front tyre. As we retrieved the overused puncture repair kit we discovered that I also had a flat. This is getting to be ridiculous. Looking over at the group of 30 Harley Davidsons which had also drawn up at the garage made me think we are seriously on the wrong machines. Then I saw they were all wrinkled and overweight so I got on with fixing the punctures.
We almost made it to Holbrook without another but then my back tyre gave me that sinking feeling again. We limped home again to a lovely campsite and dived in the pool. Things are much better when you can dive in a cold pool.
For some reason instead of sitting down with a book, which Polly wisely did, I thought I would try and fine tune the gear shifters on Polly’s bike
Having then repaired all the punctures from today we are also worried about the fact we only have one tube of glue and seven patches left. That is until the lovely man from the campsite just drove over and gave us a complete new puncture repair kit which he had stolen from his son. I love that so much, just when you are almost down and out, someone appears out of nowhere to help you onwards. Must get to Gallup where we can stock up on spares and hopefully enjoy July 4th celebrations.
Miles Cycled: 35 and the punctures keep on coming