What to do, what to do!!!
Jun 29, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
Where I stayed
Super 8, Newton
Later in the evening--my bike broke down this afternoon and couldn't be recharged
. We got it to a KFC parking lot and spent a long lunch waiting for the engine to cool down. Then we tried jump starting it. Still no go. Finally we decided to buy a new battery. By the time all was finished, we chose to go to a nearby motel to sleep and plan to leave very early in the morning. Amen.
Joan -- We didn't get far. We spent most of the afternoon in the KFC parking lot trying to get Jamie's bike to run. She really is having some trouble with EbyRose who doesn't want to keep running. It was getting pretty late and we decided to stay where we were for the night. There was a Super 8 right behind the KFC so Ty went over and booked the room. We replaced the battery on Jamie's bike and headed in for the night. We'll get an early start in the morning.
Jamie--Well, we didn't get as far as we hoped because I'm having a problem with my battery not re-charging. Sorry, Barb, that we had to cancel our overnight with you. So here we are in a small town in Iowa trying to figure out how best to adapt our plans to allow for EbyRose's repair. More than likely she will need a new "stator"; most bike shops do not have this part in stock, so we will have to have the fix in Cody (since we will be their a couple of days). We have a long haul ahead of us today; More than likely I will need a jump start every time I shut the bike off, so I'm going to try to keep her running the whole day. Wish me luck, friends!!! It is kind of frustrating having this problem, but I am very grateful for the great help that Ty and Joan are giving me through this bike problem. We'll let you all know how it turned out later. For now, I need to start packing myself and the bike.